President Trump on Tuesday denied that there is a bedbug infestation at his Doral golf resort in Miami after he suggested hosting next year’s G-7 summit there, accusing “Radical Left Democrats” of spreading the “false and nasty rumor” after the hashtag #TrumpBedBugs, began trending on Twitter Monday morning.
“No bedbugs at Doral,” Trump tweeted. “The Radical Left Democrats, upon hearing that the perfectly located (for the next G-7) Doral National MIAMI was under consideration for the next G-7, spread that false and nasty rumor. Not nice!”
President Trump is the master at spreading negative information about himself https://t.co/PQYKrRDRn6 Since he brought it up, here is the article on Trump's property settling case of bedbugs.
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) August 27, 2019
Despite Trump’s claims, his Doral property settled a lawsuit in 2017 with a former guest who said on July 2016 that he was bitten by bedbugs during his stay a few months earlier, The Miami Herald reported.
The guest, insurance executive Eric Linder, claimed the posh villa where he stayed had a “severe bed bug infestation.”
Trump on Monday said his Doral resort is a front-runner to host the 2020 Group of Seven summit (G-7) next year. Trump boasted about the property extensively during a press conference before leaving this year’s summit in France, arguing the resort’s proximity to Miami International Airport makes it a desirable location.
The arrangement could be a violation of the Constitution’s emoluments clause, which prohibits US officials from receiving gifts or money from foreign governments without congressional approval.
“Doral happens to be … only five minutes from the airport,” he told reporters attending the G-7 summit. “And by the way, my people looked at 12 sites, all good, but some were two hours from the airport, some four hours.”
He went on, “With Doral, we have a series of magnificent buildings, we call them bungalows. They each hold from 50 to 70 rooms— very luxurious rooms with magnificent views. We have incredible conference rooms, incredible restaurants. It’s like — it’s like such a natural — we wouldn’t even have to do the work that they did here.”