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  • Trump scraps plans to host 2020 G-7 summit at Doral resort amid Dem uproar

    10/20/2019 4:37:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/2019 | Morgan Phillips
    President Trump announced Saturday night that his administration will no longer consider his personal resort in Doral, Fla., to host the 2020 G-7 summit, and suggested he might consider Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland instead. “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,” the president tweeted. “We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately. Thank you!” The announcement followed earlier tweets in which he said he thought he “was doing something very...
  • Trump backs out of plan to host G-7 Summit at his Miami golf resort, blames media

    10/19/2019 8:41:45 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 19, 2019 | 11:33pm | Ben Feuerherd
    President Trump said Saturday that he will no longer host the G-7 Summit at his struggling Miami golf resort — but blamed the media and Democrats for his about-face rather than concern over an appearance of self-dealing. Trump made the announcement in a trio of evening tweets, lashing out at his Democratic rivals and at press opposition — including from the New York Post — to his holding the summit at Trump National Doral. “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,...
  • Allegations of bed bugs at Trump's Doral Resort swarm Twitter

    10/18/2019 12:17:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/19 | Jessica Campisi
    The hashtag #BedBugSummit trended on Twitter Friday due to allegations of past infestation at President Trump’s resort in Doral, Fla. The news resurfaced following the announcement that the U.S. will host next year’s Group of Seven (G-7) summit at the Trump property. In the day after White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters that the 2020 G-7 summit would take place at Trump National Doral, nearly 30,000 tweets had been sent using the hashtag. Holly Figueroa O’Reilly, a songwriter and founder of the Blue Wave Crowdsource — an organization that aims to support Democratic candidates — tweeted...
  • Pelosi: Trump Hosting The G7 At His Own Resort Is “Completely Out Of The Question”

    10/18/2019 11:35:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/18/2019 | AllahPundit
    I take it this is her way of threatening to block appropriations for the G7, although I’m not sure how that would work. Normally Congress would just hand the executive branch a bunch of money for the event and the president would handle the arrangements, including the choice of locale, right? Is Pelosi suggesting that some sort of condition will be attached to the appropriation barring it from being used at a Trump property?If so, that’ll set us up for a fun news cycle next year when Trump decides to ignore that condition and hands the money to Trump...
  • Why holding the G-7 at Trump’s Doral property is good for the United States

    10/18/2019 7:57:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/18/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Even people and publications favorable to President Trump are urging him to cancel plans to host the June 2020 G-7 Summit at the Trump National Golf Course resort near Miami. For example, the New York Post writes: When you become leader of the Free World, there are some things you have to give up, including any hint of promoting your own properties. It’s not the obscure issue of “emoluments,” nor the folks who (as Mulvaney put it) “will never get over the fact that it’s a Trump property” that you have to think about, sir. It’s that voters expect...
  • Judge Napolitano: Trump Hosting G7 At His Own Resort Is A Gross Violation Of The Emoluments Clause

    10/17/2019 8:03:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/17/2019 | AllahPundit
    This is interesting on the merits but also interesting in that two of the most powerful platforms in right-wing media are promoting it.I suppose one could argue that Trump handing the G7 to his own business isn’t a textbook emolument since it doesn’t really function as a bribe, which is what the constitutional ban is all about. We don’t want the president receiving fat envelopes from foreign dignitaries for fear that that’ll influence his views on foreign policy. Imagine if, say, the president of Ukraine could curry favor with POTUS by telling him that he recently paid for the...
  • Napolitano on Doral G7: ‘As Direct and Profound a Violation of the Emoluments Clause As One Could

    10/17/2019 1:19:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 113 replies
    M ^ | Oct 17th, 2019, 1:51 pm | Connor Mannion
    Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano directly quoted the Constitution to say why it’s wrong for President Donald Trump to host the G-7 at a resort he owns, calling it a “direct and profound” violation. “He has bought himself an enormous headache now with the choice of this. This is about as direct and profound a violation of the Emoluments Clause as one could create,” Napolitano told Neil Cavuto on Cavuto: Coast to Coast.
  • Trump awards G7 summit to his own Florida golf resort

    10/17/2019 1:01:02 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 23 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/17/2019 | Guardian
    The White House says it has chosen Donald Trump’s golf resort near Miami as the site for next year’s Group of Seven summit. Trump defends bid to host G7 at his Miami resort: 'I don't care about money' Read more The announcement on Thursday comes at the same that the president has accused Joe Biden’s family of profiting from public office because of Hunter Biden’s business activities in Ukraine when his father was vice-president. The G7 summit will be held from 10 to 12 June. The idea of holding the event at Trump’s resort has been criticized by government ethics...
  • Trump to host G7 at his own Florida resort property

    10/17/2019 10:06:49 AM PDT · by McGruff · 125 replies
    CNN ^ | October 17, 2019 | Maegan Vazquez
    White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced during a White House press briefing that the 2020 G7 summit will be held at Trump National in Doral, Florida, from June 10-12. "We used the same set of criteria that previous administrations have used," Mulvaney said. He said Doral was "far and away the best physical facility for this meeting." President Donald Trump is sure to receive criticism and will face questions about whether he stands to profit financially from the large summit. Trump has received such criticism in the past for hosting foreign leaders, including China's President Xi Jinping,...
  • Count on Trump to defend free speech from global censorship

    09/02/2019 5:25:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/02/19 | Madison Gesiotto
    President Trump deserves enormous credit for his exceptional commitment to free speech at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France. Foreign leaders, like our own illiberal, liberal activists, are chomping at the bit to introduce ever more online censorship. At the G7, European leaders introduced a measure that would have drafted tech companies into the role of government censors, forcing them to police online content and remove anything that bureaucrats deem to be insensitive. Emmanuel Macron struggled in vain to conceal his disappointment as he announced that the United States had refused to sign on to his pet G7 compact, which...
  • ANALYSIS: How Donald Trump Physically Dominated the G7 Summit

    08/27/2019 8:29:13 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 39 replies
    America prevails again President Donald J. Trump asserted an imposing physical dominance over his fellow world leaders at the G7 Summit in France, a Free Beacon analysis has found. Using a number of advanced techniques deployed by elite negotiators, President Trump successfully demonstrated physical supremacy over his so-called peers. According to the analysis, Trump's unapologetic display of American dominance stands in marked contrast to the supine deference of his predecessor, Barack Obama. Here's a sampling of what our analysts found: Narendra Modi (India) Boris Johnson (Great Britain) Justin Trudeau (Canada) Emmanuel Macron (France)
  • G7 First Ladies Exchange High-Fives With Biarritz Surfers at Beach

    08/27/2019 3:14:42 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 26 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 26 August 2019 | Reuters
    The spouses of G7 participants took a stroll at the beach on Monday, Aug. 26, to meet youth surfers at Biarritz, a sea resort town in the south west of France. In true American style, U.S. First Lady Melania Trump exchanged high-fives with the youngsters, with the other women following suit. ....France’s first lady Brigitte Macron and her counterparts including Melania Trump, joined by the first ladies of Australia, Chile and the EU Council, toured the streets of Espelette, a Basque village famous for its peppers, the Piment d’Espelette, on Aug. 25.
  • Trump’s G-7 statesmanship

    08/26/2019 9:36:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 26, 2019 | The Editorial Board
    President Trump took French President Emmanuel Macron’s Iran gambit in stride as the G-7 Summit wound to a close — probably because Trump saw that Macron’s real game was pure politics. The Frenchman’s policies have sent his own approval ratings into the tank. Nearly retired German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition is on life support; Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau is reeling from a corruption scandal. Italy’s Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation days before the summit opened; Britain’s Boris Johnson just took over as prime minister and holds a paper-thin majority. Japan’s Shinzo Abe is the only G-7 leader whose grip on...
  • Donald Trump puckers up to kiss Angela Merkel at G7 and it just looks so awkward

    08/26/2019 3:30:37 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | August 26, 2019 | Sam Rkaina
    Awkward pictures capture the moment Donald Trump puckers up before kissing Angela Merkel.
  • Trump’s Doral resort eyed for next G-7: ‘Each country can have their own villa’

    08/26/2019 11:39:02 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/26/18 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Next year’s G-7 meeting is set to be held in Doral, Florida, a senior administration official told Fox News, after President Trump made a strong pitch over the weekend to world leaders to have the summit at his resort outside of Miami. Trump himself also strongly suggested Monday that next year’s meeting will be held at his Trump National Doral Golf Club, as he hyped the property’s close proximity to Miami’s airport and the facilities available for the staff of world leaders and the press. “With Doral, we have a series of magnificent buildings, we call them bungalows,” Trump said...
  • Trump Doesn’t Attend the G7 Climate Session, Has Meetings With India and Germany

    08/26/2019 9:13:19 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 18 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 08-26-19 | Jack Phillips
    Stephanie Grisham, a White House spokeswoman, when asked why Trump didn’t attend, said that he instead had meetings with other world leaders. “The President had scheduled meetings and bilaterals with Germany and India, so a senior member of the Administration attended in his stead,” Grisham said in a statement to reporters. French President Emmanuel Macron said that Trump didn’t personally attend the climate session, but said that Trump’s team was present.
  • Anyone notice that the Twerp Macron didn’t want to let go of Trump’s hand when they shook hands.

    08/26/2019 8:17:30 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 35 replies
    What a weird thing to observe. I’m just curious to see if others noticed and, if so, their thoughts on it.
  • (Video) Kristol: Trump looks 'demoralized' at G7 meetings

    08/25/2019 4:54:14 PM PDT · by rintintin · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 26 2019 | CNN
    In the face of economic distress, trade wars and a re-election campaign, Bill Kristol says President Trump looks demoralized at the G7 meetings Video
  • Things Not Going Well at the Latest G7? It’s all Trump’s Fault

    08/25/2019 11:11:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/19 | Judi McLeod
    There you have it: America’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreement “depressed MILLIONS” across the planet. The media’s in a frenzy to blame President Donald Trump for the international joke known as G7. Where else but the G7 could protesters march around with 128 “official” portraits of French President Emanuel Macron—swiped from town halls and other French government buildings?
  • G7 summit: Iran foreign minister makes surprise Biarritz appearance

    08/25/2019 10:20:32 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/25/19 | Anon
    Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has made a surprise appearance in Biarritz in the middle of a G7 summit where western policy towards Iran has been one of the most contentious issues. The Iranian foreign ministry confirmed that Zarif had flown to Biarritz at the invitation of his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian. A spokesman said there would be no meetings with US officials. A senior French diplomat confirmed that Zarif had been invited to Biarritz for talks with Le Drian, which he portrayed as the continuation of a diplomatic initiative by the French president, Emmanuel Macron, aimed at...