First modification: 10/20/2019 – 11:44
President Donald Trump reversed his plan to hold the next summit of world leaders of the Group of Seven on Saturday, October 19, at his golf resort in Doral, Florida, next year, due to the rain of criticism.
A controversy that ends in reverse. The president of the United States, Donald Trump, accused of using the presidency to enrich himself by hosting the 46th summit of the G7 in a private complex, owned by his family, announced on Saturday unexpectedly a change of plans that includes the search for A new location for the summit.RELATED
"Based on the irrational hostility of the media and the Democrats, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the host site of the G-7 in 2020," the US president tweeted, adding that his administration "will begin the search. from another place, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately. "
…. 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!
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2019
The controversy arose last Thursday, October 17, when the president's acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, announced at a press conference that the complex located in Doral, Florida, would host the international summit, claiming that it was "of by far the best physical installation. "
According to Mulvaney's statements, the White House would have studied 10 possibilities to host the event attended by several delegations of the European Union, as well as the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe. However, Mulvaney said that the conclusion after visiting the sites throughout the country was that the Doral complex was the best option.
The US president, months ago, had already publicly sounded the idea of selecting his property to organize the summit, which sparked instant criticism from good government groups and Democrats, who expressed concern that Trump was using the White House to Boost your personal business.
Criticism and analysis of how much personal benefit would be for Trump did not wait
An hour before Trump's announcement, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden condemned Doral's selection for the meeting. "Organizing the G7 at Trump's hotel? A president should never be able to use the office for personal gain," said the former vice president.
Hosting the G7 at Trump’s hotel? A president should never be able to use the office for personal gain.
Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 20, 2019
Although Mulvaney had ruled out Camp David, saying it was a place “too small and remote for the international summit,” now the local press suspects that this will finally be the place chosen for the summit.
With AP and Reuters