Trump was forced to abandon his decision to host next year’s Group of Seven summit at his private golf club after it became clear the move had alienated Republicans and swiftly become part of the impeachment inquiry that threatens his presidency.
In a round of phone calls with conservative allies this weekend, Trump was told Republicans are struggling to defend him on so many fronts, according to an administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters.
Democrats, meanwhile, continued to blast Trump for awarding the massive government contract to his own company and said they might add the alleged “emoluments” violation to the articles of impeachment they are preparing.
He just tweeted this:
Doral in Miami would have been the best place to hold the G-7, and free, but too much heat from the Do Nothing Radical Left Democrats & their Partner, the Fake News Media! I’m surprised that they allow me to give up my $400,000 Plus Presidential Salary! We’ll find someplace else!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2019
It would not have been free. It would have required significant upgrading (for security reasons), unlike someplace like Camp David.
The Doral resort has been declining in business because of Trump’s sullied name.
So, for all of you excuse-making, “doesn’t bother me a great deal” Republicans who couldn’t find enough words to defend this politically and constitutionally tone deaf decision re: #DoralG7, don’t you look stupid. https://t.co/PMq5aFdHAP— Michael Steele (@MichaelSteele) October 20, 2019