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WH Used Taxpayers Dollars To Pay For Official’s Stay At Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Club: Report

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In another blatant violation of the emolument clause of the US Constitution, the government used taxpayer funds to pay for an official to stay at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

According to The Washington Post, the Trump administration paid to more than $1,000 to reserve two nights at the resort in March. The club charged the discount-free “rack rate” of $546 per night.

The receipt for the payment of $1,092 was first obtained by the watchdog group Property of the People, which filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Coast Guard seeking records related to Trump’s properties.

The official who stayed at the resort is not named on the invoice; a note at the top simply reads “National Security Council.”

This transaction is a concrete instance of a Trump-owned business profiting from taxpayer money, according to Property of the People, which argues the transaction is a violation of the Domestic Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.

It is unclear if there have been other instances of a Trump business charging a government agency for its services.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment on this story.

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‘I can’t In Good Countenance Continue To Show This’: Fox News Cut Away From Trump’s Press Sec. For Pushing Baseless Claims Of Election Fraud

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Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto on Monday cut away from a press briefing featuring Kayleigh McEnany, who is both the White House press secretary and a Trump campaign spokesperson, as she continued to push Donald Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud.

“She’s charging the other side as welcoming fraud and illegal voting. Unless she has more details to back that up, I can’t in good countenance continue to show you this,” Cavuto said as he cut off the press conference, pushing back on what he described as “explosive” charges from McEnany.

“Not so fast,” Cavuto added.

McEnany suggested, without evidence, that Democrats welcomed “fraud” and “illegal voting” in the 2020 election.

“We want every legal vote to be counted,” McEnany said, echoing President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that votes for President-elect Joe Biden were illegal.

Though multiple major news outlets, including Fox News, have declared Biden the projected winner of the 2020 election, Trump has refused to concede and is rejecting the results, claiming that he won the election.

Meanwhile, a number of world leaders have congratulated Biden on his victory, including UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Even before the end of voting on November 3, the president repeatedly signaled he would claim the election was “rigged” against him if he lost, but there is no evidence to substantiate such claims.

Watch Nei Cavuto’s segment below:

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