Trump risks violating the constitution


Trump risks violating the constitutionBEIJING -- U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has at least 45 trademark applications pending in China, AFP has learned, each of which could potentially violate the American constitution — underlining possible conflicts of interest in his relations with the Asian giant. Since his election, Trump has angered Beijing by reaching out to Taiwan, appointing China skeptics and threatening punitive tariffs on the country's exports. But that has not stopped him from quietly working to secure the rights to his name in the world's second largest economy, filing trademark applications as recently as June. The constitution has no "specified remedy" for a breach, added Jay Wexler, a constitutional law scholar at Boston University. A lawyer for the Trump Organization, Alan Garten, asked for a list of questions then did not respond to multiple emails.


Source:   The China Post
January 11, 2017 16:07 UTC






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