On Friday, President Donald Trump secured a major legal victory just days after being acquitted of two articles of impeachment in the senate.
According to the Associated Press, a federal appeals court located in Washington, D.C. threw out a lawsuit brought against Trump by over 200 Democrats in congress, who charged the president with violating the emoluments clause in the Constitution.
The emoluments clause states that that the president cannot profit off his position of power.
Trump lauded the victory on the White House’s South Lawn, saying that it was a “total win” for “another phony case” while holding a copy of the 12-page opinion in his hands.
The Associated Press reports that “in it, the panel of judges that heard the case wrote that the 29 senators and 186 members of the House of Representatives involved in the lawsuit ‘do not constitute a majority of either body’ of Congress and therefore don’t have the power to bring the lawsuit.”
You can watch his address on the South Lawn:
WATCH: Pres. Trump addresses media on White House South Lawn. https://t.co/HxQWNrIfo4
— ABC News (@ABC) February 7, 2020
On Wednesday, the president secured what will likely go down as his largest congressional victory in not being convicted by the senate and being fully acquitted.
The next day, during the National Prayer Breakfast, Trump walked into the room holding a USA Today paper with a title in bold text that read “Acquitted.”