President Trump said that he would no longer be holding next year’s Group of Seven summit at his luxury golf club near Miami, citing what he said was “irrational” criticism that the choice would enrich his family business, the New York Times reports.
Said Trump: “I thought I was doing something very good for our country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 leaders. But, as usual, the hostile media & Democrat partners went CRAZY!”
Washington Post: “The decision — while it lasted — was an unprecedented one in modern American politics: The president awarded a massive contract to himself. The White House promoted Doral as the single best venue in all of the United States to host the G-7 next June, and the summit would have brought thousands of guests in the offseason to a resort that is struggling financially.”