President Trump said that next year’s Group of Seven (G-7) summit, which is scheduled to take place in the United States, will likely be held in Miami and could possibly be hosted at his struggling Doral, Florida, golf course.
While speaking to reporters during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of this year’s summit in Biarritz, France, Trump said Miami would probably host the meeting because of the convenience of the airport.
When asked by reporters if he would host the summit at Trump National Doral Miami, which has lost 69 percent of its income since 2015, Trump indicated it was a strong possibility.
“They love the location of the hotel,” Trump said, noting its proximity to Miami International Airport.
“We haven’t found anything that’s even close to competing with it,” Trump continued. “Really, you can be there in a matter of minutes after you land.”
Trump also repeated his suggestion that Russia should be added to the summit.
BREAKING: President Trump suggesting that next years G7 will be hosted by his own Trump National Doral Resort pic.twitter.com/aaZQPaj3tS
— Dave Briggs (@davebriggstv) August 26, 2019
Trump later said he would “certainly” invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend next year’s G-7 summit.
“Would I invite him? I would certainly invite him. Whether or not he could come psychologically, I think that’s a tough thing for him to do,” Trump said during a press conference at the close of this weekend’s G-7 summit.
At that same press conference, Trump promoted his Doral golf course, touting its “magnificent buildings, we call them bungalows” and its “incredible conference rooms.”
He also bragged about the resort’s “incredible restaurants” and claimed Doral’s “ballrooms are among the biggest in Florida, and the best.”
In a sane world the president using his office to promote properties his still owns and profits from would be an impeachable offense https://t.co/XXX6Xem5Rg
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 26, 2019