According to a recent CNN report, employees of the Department of Defense have spent nearly $140,000 at Trump-branded properties in the first eight months of Trump’s presidency. CNN reviewed records that show Department of the Defense issued credit cards used at properties ranging from Hawaii to D.C.
The charges made at Trump owned properties may violate the emoluments clauses which is a provision in the constitution that prohibits presidents from making a profit from the office. Whether or not Trump is in violation of the clause has been debated since the beginning of his presidency because he choose not to divest himself of his business.
Past president’s have complied with the clause, President Carter even put his peanut farm into a blind trust before setting up in the oval office. Yet, somehow Trump keeps finding ways for he and his family to profit from his presidency.