Trump Dismisses Emoluments Clause Lawsuit: ‘Totally Without Merit’ (VIDEO)

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President Donald Trump said Monday morning that a lawsuit alleging he violated the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution is “totally without merit.”

“No,” he said, responding to a reporter’s question during a pool spray as he signed executive orders in the Oval Office. “Without merit. Totally without merit.”

The liberal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a lawsuit Monday accusing Trump of violating the Emoluments Clause, which bars presidents from receiving payments from foreign governments, including businesses owned by governments.

Watch his response below:

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