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Judd Legum
1. Here is a chain of events that I'm sure is just a COMPLETE coincidence
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Judd Legum 15 Feb 17
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2. Since 2006, Trump has sought to trademark his brand in China. It wasn't going well. He kept losing in court.
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3. After winning the presidency, Trump caused a stir by rejecting the "One China" policy, angering the Chinese gov't
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4. Then, late last week, Trump abruptly reversed course. Said he was committed to one China
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5. Yesterday, IN A COMPLETE COINCIDENCE, China reversed course and awarded Trump a trademark
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6. This fits squarely into the definition of an emolument. Trump is getting something of value from a foreign gov't
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7. He couldn't get it when he wasn't president but he can get it now.
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8. Kind of amazing that, amid all the chaos, this story -- which should be a major scandal -- barely gets notice
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