Trump Resort Will No Longer Host G7 Summit

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Posted: Oct 19, 2019 10:00 PM
Trump Resort Will No Longer Host G7 Summit

Source: AP Photo/Frieda Frisaro

President Trump announced Saturday night that the Trump National Doral in Miami will no longer host the G7 summit in 2020. The White House has defended the decision to hold the summit at the Trump National Doral in Miami in recent days. 

On Twitter, the president announced the decision to remove his own resort from consideration, despite stating previously that he was willing to host the summit at no profit for the resort, and possibly at no cost to the United States.

The president has defended his decision to host the summit at the resort despite accusations from critics that he was using the office of the presidency for his personal enrichment. At a White House press briefing earlier this week, White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters that the resort was an ideal location to hold the summit, saying "it's almost like they built this facility to host this type of event." 

Mulvaney also said the resort had agreed not to profit from the summit, unlike Hunter Biden who made millions on the board of a Ukrainian energy company while his father served as vice president.