The clause prohibits the president from taking any gifts or anything of value from a foreign government. The founders wisely wanted to keep the chief executive from coming under the sway of a foreign power.
Trump was already in violation of this clause when Trump Tower took rent payments from an Abu Dhabi government agency. Now he’s done it again by taking a gift from the Chinese government. Trump caused these problems when he refused to fully divest himself from his businesses. He laughably put his two sons in charge and expected everyone to believe that was sufficient. So Foreign governments can use Trump’s companies to influence U.S. foreign policy. They can offer Trump business incentives to alter U.S. policy in their favor. Now he’s taking payments from foreign governments left and right. Trump is a criminal and is abusing his power as president. Trump’s presidency has been a disaster after just a month. His business dealings are putting this country at risk.
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