Donald Trump’s hotel in downtown Washington DC has been emblazoned with the words “Pay Trump bribes here”.
Robin Bell, the multimedia artist who says he is responsible for the large light projections on Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue on Monday night, said it took around ten minutes for security to come and block the projector.
The constitution’s emoluments clause was also projected on President Trump’s hotel which is just blocks away from the White House.
The emoluments clause prohibits federal officials from taking payments from foreign governments. Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the constitution states that no American officeholder 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.”
People shared photos of the light projections on Twitter and commended the artist for his apparent act of protest.