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Caving To Pressure, Trump Cans Plans To Hold G-7 At Trump Doral


Added 10-20-19 12:54:03am EST - “President Donald Trump made the decision to hold the summit somewhere else instead of his Miami resort in response to mounting criticism.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Caving To Pressure, Trump Cans Plans To Hold G-7 At Trump Doral”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Donald Trump late Saturday backed down from his decision to use his own for-profit golf course near the Miami airport for next year’s G-7 meeting, a move that would have put tens of millions of taxpayer dollars into his own cash registers.

Trump announced his decision not to use his financially troubled Trump National Doral resort in a string of tweets, blaming the news media and Democrats.

“Therefore, 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 wrote at 9:52 p.m. “We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately. Thank you!”

Holding the event at his own property would have violated at least one and possibly both of the Constitution’s emolument clauses. One prohibits the president from receiving money from foreign entities, and the other prohibits him from getting money from the federal government or any state beyond his salary. Federal law also prohibits federal “officers” and employees from giving themselves federal contracts.

On its face, Trump’s insistence on giving himself a massive government contract was literally a dictionary definition of corruption – using one’s office to enrich oneself.

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