The president of the United States, Donald Trump, said Saturday that the next G7 summit will not be in one of his golf clubs in the state of Florida, reversing a decision that had generated allegations of corruption.
"Based on the irrational hostility of both the media and the Democrats, we will no longer consider the Trump National Doral, Miami, as the headquarters of the G-7 summit in 2020," the president wrote in his Twitter network account .
"We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately," he said.RELATED
The interim chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, had said Thursday that the club in Florida was "the best" place among a dozen places considered for the appointment to be held between June 10 and 12, 2020.
On Friday, Democrats presented a bill in Congress to block those plans. Opponents have already opened an investigation with a view to a political trial against Trump for allegedly pressuring Ukraine to interfere in favor of his re-election in the 2020 elections.
Minimizing any ethical or legal questioning, Trump had assured that, with the G7 summit at his resort, he would not receive "anything" of profits.
Purchased by the tycoon in 2012, the Trump National Doral Golf Club is presented on its website as a “tropical oasis” that offers more than 600 rooms, including two “presidential suites” and a large ballroom named “Donald J Trump. "
"It has a considerable area, hundreds of hectares, so we can hold any event on site," Trump said in Biarritz. "It is right next to the airport … and each delegation can have its own building."
"It's a formidable site."