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Mulvaney defends decision to host G-7 at Doral: Trump sees 'himself to be in the hospitality business'


Added 10-20-19 10:57:01am EST - “White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday said President Trump was "honestly surprised at the level of pushback" against his decision to host the Group of Seven (G-7) summit at one of his resort properties, adding…” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Mulvaney defends decision to host G-7 at Doral: Trump sees 'himself to be in the hospitality business'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

White House acting chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyTrump says his Doral resort will no longer host G-7 after backlash CNN's Anderson Cooper mocks WH press secretary over Fox News interview Trump accuses media, Democrats of going 'crazy' over G-7 at his Miami resort MORE on Sunday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpPelosi arrives in Jordan with bipartisan congressional delegation Trump says his Doral resort will no longer host G-7 after backlash CNN's Anderson Cooper mocks WH press secretary over Fox News interview MORE was "honestly surprised at the level of pushback" against his decision to host the Group of Seven (G-7) summit at one of his resort properties, adding that Trump still "considers himself to be in the hospitality business."

The justification from Mulvaney came just a day after Trump reversed his decision to hold the the G-7 summit at Trump National Doral in Florida in light of outrage from Democrats, Republicans and ethics watchdog groups. 

Only on FOX News Sunday: Mick Mulvaney reacts to the president's decision to scrap the G7 summit at his Doral resort: "At the end of the day he (the President) still considers himself to be in the hospitality business." Exclusively on FOX News Sunday. Check your local listings. pic.twitter.com/vYfJCwPtJK

"He was honestly surprised at the level of pushback. At the end of the day, he still considers himself to be in the hospitality business and he saw an opportunity to take the biggest leaders from around the world, and he wanted to put on the absolute best show, best visit that he possibly could, and he was very comfortable doing that at Doral," Mulvaney said on on "Fox News Sunday," apparently referencing Trump's work as a real estate mogul.

Fox News host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceBaier, Bream, Hemmer, Hume, Wallace among interim anchors to fill Shep Smith's 3 PM slot Trump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage White House officials stand by Syria withdrawal, sanctions delay amid bipartisan pushback MORE immediately pushed back, saying bluntly, "You say he considers himself to be in the hospitality business. He's the president of the United States."

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