“We made the design, and the client confirmed the design,” Joseph E. Bates, who owns Eagle Sign and Design, told ProPublica while declining to identify the customer.
ProPublica and WNYC reported that they had reviewed an order form that listed Trump International as the buyer.
…It is illegal to use the U.S. presidential seal in a way that would convey or give a false impression of sponsorship or approval by the U.S. government. It is also illegal to knowingly manufacture, reproduce, sell or purchase the presidential seal for resale.
…Trump vowed that profits from foreign government representatives’ stays at his family’s properties would be donated to the U.S. Treasury, but that’s a promise the family has yet to keep, the The Associated Press reported in January.
Since Trump took office, the Trump Organization has received more than $600,000 from political organizations, companies, foreign governments and officials that stay at Trump hotels and resorts, watchdog group Public Citizen reported.
Brazen defiance or complete idiocy? Do these people not understand that laws actually apply to them?!