WeHo mayor wants to ban doing business with Trump

Los Angeles /
Feb.February 20, 2017 02:00 PM

West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister wants to stop the city from conducting business with any company or fund associated with President Donald Trump or his trusts.

She plans to propose making the Trump business ban official at a city council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, LAist reported.

It’s the city’s attempt at “putting its money where its mouth is,” she told WEHOVille.

“The Emoluments Clause of the Constitution prohibits POTUS from receiving any benefits outside his or her salary,” Meister said. “This item prohibits the city from being an accessory to any potential violations of the Emoluments Clause.”

If the council approves the mayor’s proposal, city staff will have 30 to 60 days to return to the council with a list of businesses under consideration for the ban. The next step would be deciding how the city will officially interact with businesses on the list.

Meister is also asking the council to consider a similar ban on business dealings with Wells Fargo because of its investment in the Dakota Access Pipeline. [LAIST]Subrina Hudson


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