US President Donald Trump will host G7 economic summit next year at one of his real estate properties, the Trump National Doral Golf Resort near Miami, a White House official said Thursday.
Mike Mulvaney, the White House’s acting chief of staff, said Trump would not profit from the drug users and defended the decision, which comes as the president faces persistent criticism and congressional investigations into his finances and a potential conflict of interest.
Mulvaney told reporters that the summit would be held at Doral golf resort from June 10 to 12, 2020, and that the administration had chosen the Trump resort after initially studying about a dozen possible locations in several other US states.
“Doral golf resort is the best facility for this meeting, it looks like they built this facility to host this event”, he said.
Using the Trump site to host the G7 summit would save millions of dollars because it is cheaper than other potential sites, Mulvaney said.
Trump says he is not involved in running the day-to-day operations of his own company and that his sons are running the business activities.
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