Trump dropped plan to host G-7 at Doral after Republican criticism: report
Added 10-21-19 08:58:08am EST - “President Trump reversed course on his plan to host next year's Group of Seven (G-7) at his Doral resort after receiving pushback from a? number of Republicans criticized the move,” - Thehill.com
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE reversed course on his plan to host next year’s Group of Seven (G-7) at his Doral resort after receiving pushback from a number of Republicans criticized the move, The New York Times reports.
According to The Times, after widespread criticism from Democrats and some Republicans in the days following the White House’s announcement that the summit would be at Doral next year, Trump called into a meeting Saturday being held at Camp David by acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyWhite House officials work to tamp down controversies after a tumultuous week Sunday shows — Mulvaney seeks to tamp down firestorm over quid pro quo comments, Doral decision Mulvaney says he thinks Trump knows people thought Doral decision looked 'lousy' MORE with moderate Republicans.
The meeting reportedly served a space for the Republicans to discuss the House Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry into Trump as well as other issues.
During the call, Trump was reportedly told that the majority of Republicans at the meeting said he should reverse his decision to host the G-7 summit at his luxury property in Miami.
“I didn’t see it being a big negative, but it certainly wasn’t a positive,” Rep. Pete KingPeter (Pete) Thomas KingGOP lawmakers offer new election security measure GOP lawmakers blast Trump's Syria decision as 'grave mistake,' 'disaster in the making' Here are the Democrats who aren't co-sponsoring an assault weapons ban MORE (R-N.Y.), who was one of the Republicans present at Camp David, told The Times. King added that the group of Republicans said the move “would be a distraction.”
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