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Artists project ‘Emoluments Clause’ on Trump’s D.C. hotel

Artists in Washington D.C. briefly blasted the Trump International Hotel with a projection instructing guests to drop off their foreign cash inside.

Robin Bell said he kicked off the colorful display from a van parked across the street around 9:15 p.m. Monday.

It lasted 10 minutes before a security guard for the Old Post Office stood in front of the projector, blocking its feed.

We had a couple great moments. A tour bus pulled up, people started clapping and taking photos, Bell told the Daily News. Everyone on the street, except for the security guard, seemed really happy.

The three slides made reference to the Emoluments Clause that the Trump administration is at risk of violating with his hotel empire, despite the President s claims he has removed himself from the Trump Organization.

Artists Project 'Emoluments Clause' On Trump's D.C. Hotel

Another sign said, “Emoluments Welcome.”

(Courtesy Liz Gorman) Artists Project 'Emoluments Clause' On Trump's D.C. Hotel

Artist Robin Bell said he wrote up the “Emoluments Clause” for the Monday night stunt as well.

(Courtesy Liz Gorman)

One slide said, PAY TRUMP BRIBES HERE, while another said, EMOLUMENTS WELCOME.

One of his slides, which Bell said he finished on the drive to the hotel, explains the Constitution s Emoluments Clause that prohibits U.S. officials from accepting foreign gifts.

Bell said the Monday night stunt is the fifth time he and his team have painted the D.C. hotel with a projection.

About two weeks after the November election, Bell plastered the phrase, EXPERTS AGREE: TRUMP IS A PIG, above the hotel s door on 12th St. NW, across the street from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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