Trump Withdraws His Florida Trump Doral Resort As Host of G-7 Summit in 2020

President Donald Trump said Saturday night that he has decided to not hold the G-7 Summit in 2020 at this Trump National Doral resort in South Florida. Additionally, he said Camp David could be a new potential site as they begin looking for a new venue to host the summit next year.

The president tweeted the information shortly before 10 p.m. ET on Saturday.

"I thought I was doing something very good for our Country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 Leaders," Trump wrote. "It is big, grand, on hundreds of acres, next to MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, has tremendous ballrooms & meeting rooms, and each delegation would have its own 50 to 70 unit building.

The president said the layout of his resort "would set up better than other alternatives."

"I announced that I would be willing to do it at NO PROFIT or, if legally permissible, at ZERO COST to the USA. But, as usual, the Hostile Media & their Democrat Partners went CRAZY!

"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. We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately. Thank you!"

Trump made the announcement Thursday this week that he planned to host the summit at his sprawling resort in Florida. It was met almost immediately with backlash from Democrats who announced they would launch a probe into whether it was constitutional for Trump to host such a big event in which he could potentially profit—if not now, then off the Trump brand in the future.

"I would ask you all to consider the possibility Donald Trump's brand is probably strong enough as it is and doesn't need any more help on that," Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said Thursday. "It's the most recognizable name in the English language and probably around the world right now."

Mulvaney this week said the international event from June 10-12, 2020, was much cheaper than other potential venues in California, Colorado, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Florida because Doral would host it "at cost."

On Friday, just a day after the announcement, House Democrats said they would formally condemn Trump hosting the summit at his resort.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said there would be a congressional investigation into Trump's resort hosting the G-7. Nadler said Trump's original decision to host it was "the most brazen examples yet of the President's corruption," and Nadler accused Trump of "exploiting his office and making official U.S. government decisions for his personal financial gain."

Trump Doral Golf Resort
A building is seen on the grounds of the Trump National Doral golf resort owned by U.S. President Donald Trump's company on October 17, 2019 in Doral, Florida. White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced today that the resort will host the Group of Seven meeting, between the United States, UK, France, Germany, Canada, Japan, Italy, and the EU, and will take place in June of 2020. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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