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No Longer Hosting G7: Trump's Resort

Amid criticism, president backs off plan to host summit at family's struggling resort
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2019 5:42 AM CDT
This 2017 file frame from video shows the Trump National Doral in Doral, Fla.   (AP Photo/Alex Sanz, File)
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(Newser) – The 2020 Group of Seven meeting to be hosted to the Trump National Doral resort is no more, with the president rescinding the announcement via tweet late Saturday after taking piles of criticism over the perception that he was enriching himself on the taxpayer dime, reports Politico. "Based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020," Trump tweeted, after saying that he "thought I was "doing something very good for our Country."

Trump was even taking criticism from the right—including Republican lawmakers that Politico notes he'll need on his side as he faces an impeachment inquiry. "I don’t understand why at this moment they had to do that," says Ill. Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger. "I mean do it in DC, do it in Miami at a different resort. Whatever it is." The House had been preparing to vote on a resolution "rejecting his practice of accepting foreign government emoluments without obtaining Congress’ affirmative consent." The G7 will take place in mid-June, in the middle of the 2020 campaign and as the Democrats prepare to select a nominee. (Read more Trump National Doral stories.)

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