Posts tagged with "Trump National Doral in Miami"

‘Come on-a My House’: Trump to host 2020 G-7 Summit at his Doral resort

October 18, 2019

There’s a Yiddish word for it: Chutzpah. In what seems to be an outright and unmitigated violation of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution–which forbids U.S. officials from accepting payments from foreign governments—America will host the 2020 G-7 Summit next June at the president’s own resort property in Miami, the Trump National Doral, Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters on Thursday at the White House.

According to a report by The Hill, the decision is certain to provoke challenges from Democrats and ethics watchdog groups—all of whom will argue that the president is seeking to enrich his family’s brand by bringing world leaders to a Trump property.

Trump first signaled in the closing days of this year’s G-7 summit in France that his Doral resort was the front-runner to host next year’s gathering of world leaders. He boasted during his press conference in Biarritz about the property’s accommodations and proximity to Miami, The Hill noted.

“I think it’s just a great place to be. I think having it in Miami is fantastic. Really fantastic,” he said at the time. “Having it at that particular place, because of the way it’s set up, each country can have their own villa, or their own bungalow. And the bungalows, when I say, they have a lot of units in them. So I think it just works out well.”

“We thought of the 12 places that we looked at… this was by far and away the best choice,” Mulvaney said. He did not say why the Doral had been considered the best selection.

More specifically, he explained, White House staff looked at a dozen potential host sites. The list was eventually narrowed to two options in Utah, one in Hawaii, and one in Florida, Mulvaney said.

He insisted that Trump—who, notably absented himself from the press conference— would not profit from the gathering. He asserted that it would be “dramatically cheaper” to host the event at Doral because the facility had agreed to host the G-7 at cost.

” There’s no issue here on him profiting from this in any way, shape, or form,” Mulvaney said. ”

The United States last hosted the then-G-7 Summit in 2012 at Camp David in Maryland.

Research contact: @thehill

Ominous video at #AMPFest19 shows Trump ‘offing’ reporters in ‘Church of Fake News’

October 15, 2019

A video depicting a macabre scene of a fake President Donald Trump shooting, stabbing, and brutally assaulting members of the news media and his political opponents inside a Church of Fake News was shown at a conference for his supporters at his Miami resort, the Trump National Doral, last week, according to footage obtained by The New York Times.

According to the Times’ report on October 13, the video combines a series of memes and shows the president’s head superimposed on a mass shooter’s body. The president in the video then goes on to slaughter his political and media critics.

The conference was organized by American Priority, a pro-Trump group, and it was attended by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was speaking at the event, and the President’s son, Donald Trump, Jr.—neither of whom would admit to seeing the video, which supposed “was shown in a side room at #AMPFest 19,” the organization said.

In its official statement, AMP describes the video as “unauthorized” and says that it was never “approved, seen, or sanction by the #AMPFest 19 organizers,” who were “not even aware of the video until they were contacted by the NYT.”

The extremely violent video can be seen in this embedded tweet.

After news of the video broke, many politicians took to Twitter to condemn the video, including Democratic presidential candidate @Beto O’Rourke, who said: “ At a conference of Trump supporters, they played a video of our president murdering journalists in a church. Last year, a Trump supporter sent bombs to CNN—and a shooter entered a church yesterday. This video isn’t funny. It will get people killed.”

Senator Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) added his own outrage, tweeting: “Every mother and father in America should watch video. Play it all the way to end. Know that this is the re-election message of your President. And then ask yourself – how you sit your kids down and tell them you want this person to lead us. “

On Monday morning, the White House Press Secretary (@PressSec) Stephanie Grisham weighed in, trying to distance the president from the violent clip, which contained a Trump campaign logo. She tweeted, “Re: the video played over the weekend: The @POTUS @realDonaldTrump has not yet seen the video, he will see it shortly, but based upon everything he has heard, he strongly condemns this video.”

Research contact: @nytimes