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: