'Pay Trump bribes here' sign projected onto Trump's DC hotel

Emoluments

Emoluments

Only blocks away from the White House, a Capitol-based multimedia artist projected the Emoluments Clause across the Trump International Hotel in D.C. on Monday night, offering a fitting send-off to a night where potential constitutional crises are already on the mind of many Americans. He previously projected images of administration officials, accompanied by the words "swamp monsters".

"No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State".

"It's a pretty clear-cut example of impropriety", Bell told CNN in a telephone interview. But [the visuals] just worked really well. Earlier this year, a D.C. wine bar filed a lawsuit against Trump alleging the five-star hotel had an unfair advantage in attracting customers.

Since Trump's election and continued ownership of his stake in the project, the hotel has been dogged by criticism from ethics experts suggesting that he unfairly benefits financially from it.

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"Bell, who gathered attention in 2015 for projecting "#JaredLies" in protest of Subway construction, also projected the Constitution's emoluments clause on Trump's hotel with "Emoluments Welcome" broadcasted alongside images of the Turkish, Chinese, Saudi Arabian and Russian flags. Recently, he also drove his van to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to attend Trump's speech marking his 100th day in office, where Bell projected a "100 days of pollution" message onto a building's wall.

"We're following in this legacy of badass activism", he told DCist at the time. "It's for discussion, where community comes together", he said. Despite the calls for the president to divest from the property, the GSA has sided with Trump, though their ruling hasn't stopped some local businesses from lashing out. A few people are supposing it's from the EPA building, which would be damn interesting.

The projections included "Pay Trump Bribes Here", "Emoluments Welcome", and the entire emoluments clause, which prohibits people who hold federal office from taking money from foreign governments. But he's been been thinking about how exactly to bring the emoluments message to the hotel for about a month.

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