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Trump reverses course and says his Florida resort won't be used for G7 summit

(CNN)President Donald Trump on Saturday night abruptly reversed course and announced next year's G7 economic summit of world powers would not be held at Trump National in Doral, Florida,in a rare departureafter facing bipartisan backlash.

The President tweeted the major change just over 48 hours after the initial announcement: "We will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020. We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately."
The President called the rising criticism his administration was facing "Irrational Hostility," and wrote, "I thought I was doing something very good for our Country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 Leaders."
The White House had been defending its decision to use Trump's own property as the site for the G7 in the face of mounting outrage and disapproval.White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham toldCNN that the Doral site would be "significantly cheaper" than other options.
The administration had argued the event would be run "at cost," or without profit, by the Trump National property because of the emoluments clause of the Constitution, which largely prohibits the President from accepting gifts and money from foreign governments.
But it is not clear that simply avoiding a profit would keep the administration from running afoul of the emoluments clause. The administration also had not clarified the details of how it would determine what "at cost" would be.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN on Friday that holding the G7 at Trump's property was "completely out of the question."
The move to host the summit at Trump's property had added to deep fractures in the President's relationships with some allies in Congress already upset with his decision to pull troops out of Syria.



More: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/19/politics/trump-property-no-longer-considered-for-g7-summit/index.html
 

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Trump reverses course and says his Florida resort won't be used for G7 summit
(CNN)President Donald Trump on Saturday night abruptly reversed course and announced next year's G7 economic summit of world powers would not be held at Trump National in Doral, Florida,in a rare departureafter facing bipartisan backlash.
The President tweeted the major change just over 48 hours after the initial announcement: "We will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020. We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately."
The President called the rising criticism his administration was facing "Irrational Hostility," and wrote, "I thought I was doing something very good for our Country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 Leaders."
The White House had been defending its decision to use Trump's own property as the site for the G7 in the face of mounting outrage and disapproval.White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham toldCNN that the Doral site would be "significantly cheaper" than other options.
The administration had argued the event would be run "at cost," or without profit, by the Trump National property because of the emoluments clause of the Constitution, which largely prohibits the President from accepting gifts and money from foreign governments.
But it is not clear that simply avoiding a profit would keep the administration from running afoul of the emoluments clause. The administration also had not clarified the details of how it would determine what "at cost" would be.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN on Friday that holding the G7 at Trump's property was "completely out of the question."
The move to host the summit at Trump's property had added to deep fractures in the President's relationships with some allies in Congress already upset with his decision to pull troops out of Syria.
More: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/19/politics/trump-property-no-longer-considered-for-g7-summit/index.html


I guess that some GOP bigwigs shamed him into it. I doubt that they could care less about the corruption part of it but those optics ...

It's actually hard to imagine that our one horse bigly genius even listened to the criticism.

After all, he is the Boss.
 

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........ The administration had argued the event would be run "at cost," or without profit, by the Trump National property because of the emoluments clause of the Constitution, which largely prohibits the President from accepting gifts and money from foreign governments.

Yeah, "at cost" is irrelevant.

The move to host the summit at Trump's property had added to deep fractures in the President's relationships with some allies in Congress already upset with his decision to pull troops out of Syria.
Yeah, there's a lot this orange-utan doesn't understand about government. And he seems to think laws don't apply to him, let alone conventions and traditions.
 

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Curious Cdn

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Yup.

America is truly ducked.
 

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Hillary tolls Trump on Twitter with joke letter from Kennedy to Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev
“Don’t be a dick, ok? Get your missiles out of Cuba. Everybody will say ‘Yay! Khrushchev! You’re the best!’ But if you don’t everybody will be like ‘what an asshole’ and call your garbage country ‘The Soviet Bunion.’ You’re really busting my nuts here. Give you a jingle later. Hugs, John Fitzgerald Kennedy,
 
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