Jul 22, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Scoop: Trump resort in mix to host G7

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The Trump administration, which next year will host the leaders of the world's most powerful economies for the G7 summit, is down to its final few choices after completing site surveys of possible locations — and Trump National Doral, President Trump's 800-acre golf club in Miami, is among the finalists.

Why it matters: Trump loves showing off and promoting his properties with no qualms about criticism for mixing state and personal business, and his interest in hosting the G7 at Doral was first reported by the Washington Post last month. He has hosted both China's Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago.

  • The resort has struggled financially since Trump took office, with its net operating income falling 69% over the past two years — in part thanks to “some negative connotation that is associated with the brand,” the Post reported in May.

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