Oct 17, 2019

White House says G7 summit will be at Trump's Doral resort in Miami

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G7 backflip: Trump says his Florida resort will no longer host summit

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President Trump announced on Twitter Saturday night that he would no longer host next year's G7 summit at his Doral resort in Miami, but doubled down on defending the decision amid bipartisan backlash.

"I thought I was doing something very good for our Country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 Leaders. 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. 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!"
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RNC to host annual meetings at Trump Doral property

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The Republican National Committee will host its January 2020 meetings at Trump National Doral, President Trump's 800-acre golf club in Miami, an RNC spokesperson said, per the Washington Post.

Why it matters: Last month, Trump cancelled plans to host the G-7 summit at his Doral resort. Throughout his time in office, Trump has faced allegations of using his office to benefit his business.

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Struggling Trump Tower Chicago cuts amenities, costs to get by

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Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago is struggling to bring in business amid political backlash against the president, the Washington Post reports.

Where it stands: County documents show profits between 2015 and 2018 for the hotel have fallen 89%, from $16.7 million to $1.8 million. Company lawyers are arguing to have the business' taxes lowered. To keep up, the lavish establishment is cutting costs by leaving jobs open, rolling back amenities and purchasing cheaper supplies.

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