Trump's Now-Defunct Plan to Host the G-7 at his Miami Doral Resort Would Have Violated the Emoluments Clauses of the Constitution, Which he Called 'Phony'

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"I can't think of any other times where a president has essentially awarded a contract to himself," Delaney Marsco, an ethics counsel at the Campaign Legal Center told Insider on Friday. "Ethics is a combination of laws and norms and we're seeing right now the consequences of these norms being violated. This is definitely extraordinary." The Washington Post reported in May that Doral's net operating income had plunged by a stunning 69% since 2015. Between 2016 and 2017 alone, revenue at Doral fell 13.8% and net operating income dropped 62%, according to the Post's David Fahrenthold.

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