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White House Argues Trump-Owned Resort is ‘Significantly Cheaper' Option for G-7


Added 10-19-19 04:34:03pm EST - “The White House argued that selecting a resort owned by President Donald Trump is a "significantly cheaper" option to host a summit of foreign leaders.” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “White House Argues Trump-Owned Resort is 'Significantly Cheaper' Option for G-7”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The White House argued that selecting a resort owned by President Donald Trump is a “significantly cheaper” option to host a summit of foreign leaders.

According to CNN, the site was not even on the original list of sites for the G7–noting it would be a possible conflict of interest.

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham told CNN that “the White House is also exploring a host committee for the G7, including the potential for receiving donations in order to help offset costs. She added this was also done in 2004.”

Earlier this week, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney announced the annual G7 Summit would be held at the Trump National Doral Miami in Florida, which is still owned by Trump. The move resulted in a wave of criticism.

“The president pretty much made it very clear since he has got here, he doesn’t profit from being here. He has no interest in profit from being here. One of the reasons he has not taken a salary here. Given the salary to charity. Will not be profiting here,” Mulvaney said.

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