US appeals court revives foreign payments lawsuit against Trump
Prez blames energy efficient light bulbs for making him ‘look orange’
New York: A US federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit alleging President Trump violated the US constitution by profiting from foreign and domestic officials who patronised his hotels and restaurants.
The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals set aside a lower court ruling that had thrown out the case because the people who sued could not prove they were harmed by Trump’s actions and his role as president. Friday’s ruling dealt with questions relating to whether the case should be heard, without addressing whether Trump violated the law. The suit accused Trump of failing to disentangle himself from his hotels and other businesses. The case alleged violations of the US ConstituPresident
Trump inadvertently renamed his vice-president at a Baltimore GOP event on Thursday by mispronouncing Mike Pence’s name. Trump referred to “Mike Pounce” as he reeled off a list of Republicans in attendance at the party’s annual retreat. Trump’s slip-up came during a speech in which he also blamed energy efficient light bulbs for making him “look orange”. Referring to his decision to scrap proposed ban on inefficient light bulbs, Trump joked: “People said what’s with the light bulb? I said here’s the story, and I looked at it. The bulb that we’re being forced to use, number one, to me, most importantly: the light’s no good, I always look orange.” Trump said earlier this month that he was rolling back an Obama-era rule that would have seen the US transition to energy- saving LED bulbs and other low-electricity lighting.
tion’s anti-corruption “emoluments” provisions, which ban presidents from accepting gifts or payments from foreign governments without
congressional consent. Aspokesperson for the justice department, which is defending Trump, didn’t respond to a request for comment.