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Donald Trump did not sell his business when he took office, nor did he give it away. By holding onto his empire, he launched an unprecedented experiment: What happens to a multi-billion-dollar business when its leader ascends to the presidency of the United States? And more importantly, what happens to the United States?

Upon the bombshell of Trump’s taxes, journalist Dan Alexander’s new book, "White House, Inc.," lasers in on a five-year period from Trump’s first days on the campaign trail in 2015 to the ramp up of his reelection bid in 2020. For the first time, readers can see how much money is flowing into Trump’s coffers, how much of that turns into profit for the president, and what it all means for American democracy.

Dan Alexander is a senior editor at Forbes, where he leads the magazine's coverage of Donald Trump.

The new book, "The Grifter's Club: Trump, Mar-a-Lago, and The Selling of the Presidency," gives new insight into how politics and power really work in the age of Trump.

The book is an account of the palatial resort where President Trump conducts government business with little regard for ethics, security, or the law, according to our next guests -- they are the all star authors who have been consistently breaking news about Mar-a-Lago for the Miami Herald.

The book is written by four reporters, and we are joined by two of them Sarah Blaskey and Nicholas Nehamas.

The Constitution’s “emoluments clause” is getting a new round of scrutiny.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Two lawsuits have now been filed over Trump’s violation of the emoluments clause.[1]