Trump’s Approval Rating Hits Highest Point in Two Years
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A liberal court stunned many late last week and gave President Donald Trump a huge victory that had him smiling from ear to ear.
The Attorneys General of Washington, D.C. and Maryland filed a lawsuit earlier this year claiming that Trump violated the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution because foreign actors and governments were booking rooms and staying at the Trump hotel in Washington, D.C.
But after a panel of Judges on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed they case, they unanimously determined that the case lacked evidence.
After stating that the Attorneys General of Maryland and Washington, D.C. lacked standing to sue Trump, they tossed the entire case.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legality of payments to President Donald Trump’s hotels by foreigners during his tenure in the White House.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit unanimously ruled that the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia do not have legal standing to sue under a claim that Trump violated the so-called emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution.
That clause, contained in Article 1 of the Constitution, bars government officeholders from accepting gifts from foreign officials.
President Trump celebrated the victory on social media.
....serving and doing a great job as your President (including accepting Zero salary!).— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2019
The Emoluments Clause essentially bars government officials from receiving gifts of acts of nobility from foreign governments.
rnLast week, Trump also announced his "Plan B" for the citizenship question, and it's undoubtedly the Democrats worst nightmare.
While speaking from the White House Rose Garden, the president announced that he will sign an executive order allowing the government more access to use information available from other agencies to determine citizenship along with the Census.
As Trump detailed in his remarks, this new information can also be used to draw redistricting maps for voting.
This is a way to root out and and block illegal immigrants and ineligible voters from casting a ballot in America's elections.
“Are you a citizen of the United States of America? Oh, gee, I’m sorry, I just can’t answer that question. And that’s after spending billions and billions of dollars,” Trump said from the Rose Garden.
“There used to be a time when you could answer questions like that very easily. There used to be a time when you could proudly declare, I am a citizen of the United States," he added.
Trump said he was forced to take this route because the Supreme Court striking down the case last month meant there wasn't enough time to re-litigate it in court and get it on the 2020 Census.
Democrats do not want a citizenship question on the 2020 census because they think it is "racist" -- but the president is getting it done regardless.