Trump says next G7 summit won’t be at his Miami golf resort

Trump: Doral will No Longer Host G-7 Summit

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday the next G7 summit will not be at one of his own Florida golf clubs, reversing a decision that had sparked corruption accusations.

On Thursday, Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters Trump National Doral had been chosen to host the event.

US President Donald Trump has abandoned a plan to host next year's Group of Seven summit at his Florida golf resort, just two days after he made the announcement.

Mr Trump said the presidential retreat at Camp David could host the G7 summit.

"I thought I was doing something very good for our country by using Trump National Doral", he said.

Critics said the move would violate both the foreign and domestic emoluments clauses that are created to shield a USA leader from outside influence.

In a series of late-night tweets on Saturday, Trump blamed the reversal on what he described as "Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility", following bipartisan claims that he's exploiting his presidency for personal profit.

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The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Friday introduced legislation to block Trump's plan, in a move that would have likely faced an uphill battle in the Republican-controlled Senate.

Trump had suggested using the Trump-owned property to host the leaders of most of the world's largest economies, and signed off on the plan, news outlets including ABC News reported on Thursday.

Trump National Doral is vital to his organization's finances and was once one of his biggest money-makers, but it has lately been in steep decline, according to The Washington Post.

Trump seemed to be aware early on of the allegations of impropriety that would follow the Doral announcement. We were back in the dining room and I was going over it with a couple of our advance team. "The resort is doing it at cost...it's much cheaper to do it at Doral than at other sites [that were being considered.]" Mulvaney said the decision will save taxpayers millions because the resort will provide its services at cost. But he gave no estimates of the cost or comparisons.

"The Constitution is clear: the President can not accept gifts or payments from foreign governments".

The US last hosted the group of world leaders, then known as the G8 before Russian Federation was disinvited, in 2012.

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