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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:46 AM

Trump has awarded next year's G-7 summit of world leaders to his Miami-area resort

Source: Washington Post

President Trump has awarded the G-7 Summit of world leaders to his own private company, scheduling the massive gathering for next year at his Trump Doral resort outside Miami, the White House said Thursday.

That decision will bring hundreds of diplomats, media and security personnel to Trump’s financially struggling resort — where profits fell 70 percent after Trump entered politics. These events typically fill the host resort, bringing large payments for rooms and meals, and providing global publicity. This appears to be the first time in American history that a president has given such a massive contract to himself. Trump still owns the Doral resort, and can draw profits from it, though his company has said they will not over-charge the government.

The G-7 Summit rotates between sites chosen by the seven member countries, as well as by the European Union. The last time it was held in the U.S., in 2012, President Obama held it at the government-owned retreat at Camp David in Maryland. Before that, President George W. Bush held it at the exclusive, isolated resort of Sea Island, Ga. in 2004.

This year, Trump had hinted repeatedly that he intended to award the event to himself. At this year’s G-7 Summit, held in August in Biarritz, France, Trump said his aides had examined other sites and come back to tell him that Doral is the best. The site is set among office parks, in an inland area near the Miami airport. “They went to places all over the country, and they came back and they said, ‘This is where we’d like to be,’ ” Trump said then. “It’s not about me. It’s about getting the right location.” He particularly praised the club’s ample parking.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-has-awarded-next-years-g-7-summit-of-world-leaders-to-his-miami-area-resort-the-white-house-said/2019/10/17/221b32d6-ef52-11e9-89eb-ec56cd414732_story.html



Full headline: Trump has awarded next year’s G-7 summit of world leaders to his Miami-area resort, the White House said

Fucking in-your-face unethical greed.

A textbook case of "emoluments".

Article I

Section IX

Clause 8

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution-conan/article-1/section-9/clause-8


Original article -

By Washington Post Staff
Oct. 17, 2019 at 12:44 p.m. EDT

President Trump had hinted repeatedly that he intended to hold the annual gathering at Trump National Doral Miami, where profits have fallen in recent years. The Group of Seven summit rotates among sites chosen by the seven member countries, as well as by the European Union. The last time it was held in the United States, in 2012, President Barack Obama held it at the government-owned retreat at Camp David in Maryland.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/national/wp/2019/10/17/trump-has-awarded-next-years-g-7-summit-of-world-leaders-to-his-miami-area-resort-the-white-house-said/

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Reply Trump has awarded next year's G-7 summit of world leaders to his Miami-area resort (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Oct 17 OP
fleur-de-lisa Oct 17 #1
dalton99a Oct 17 #7
Lindsay Oct 17 #2
RandySF Oct 17 #3
Arkansas Granny Oct 17 #4
dalton99a Oct 17 #5
padah513 Oct 17 #6
ChiTownDenny Oct 17 #18
yaesu Oct 17 #8
world wide wally Oct 17 #9
yellowcanine Oct 17 #16
ChiTownDenny Oct 17 #17
Paladin Oct 17 #10
BarbaRosa Oct 17 #11
Scarsdale Oct 17 #28
Kablooie Oct 17 #12
EarthFirst Oct 17 #13
Doodley Oct 17 #14
Marcuse Oct 17 #15
llashram Oct 17 #19
sinkingfeeling Oct 17 #20
yellowcanine Oct 17 #21
keithbvadu2 Oct 17 #22
BumRushDaShow Oct 17 #32
lagomorph777 Oct 17 #37
keithbvadu2 Oct 17 #38
aggiesal Oct 17 #23
not_the_one Oct 17 #24
Scarsdale Oct 17 #30
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Oct 17 #25
geralmar Oct 17 #29
geralmar Oct 17 #26
lagomorph777 Oct 17 #36
mahatmakanejeeves Oct 17 #27
TNNurse Oct 17 #31
lagomorph777 Oct 17 #35
Linda Ed Oct 17 #33
lagomorph777 Oct 17 #34
Delphinus Oct 17 #39
patphil Oct 17 #40
mahatmakanejeeves Oct 17 #41
Mc Mike Oct 17 #42
LuckyLib Oct 17 #43
Stuart G Oct 17 #44
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Oct 17 #45
raising2moredems Oct 18 #46

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:48 AM

1. I can't help but wonder if this is another "change the narrative" move.

Trump is getting clobbered with bad new on an hourly basis, so of course he makes a move destined to create outrage.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:53 AM

7. The crime spree continues unabated

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:48 AM

2. Of course

he did.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:48 AM

3. Right out in the open.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:50 AM

4. Unbelievable. Can he really get away with this? Does Congress have any say in this matter?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:50 AM

5. One more item for the impeachment hearings

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:50 AM

6. I was yelling at the television again

Had to turn that clown off

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Response to padah513 (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 12:10 PM

18. What's in it for these sychophants

that they support such obvious grifting?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:56 AM

8. tRump is rewarding his pocket book. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:58 AM

9. Those damn Bidens are so corrupt!

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 12:06 PM

16. BUT HER EMAILS!

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 12:06 PM

17. +1

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 12:00 PM

10. Fuck this shit. We need trump out of office---immediately. (nt)

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 12:01 PM

11. Doesn't anyone else have a say in this?

As in the rest of the G7 saying 'ah no donny were not'.

How is it that Inmate45 has the say about this?

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Response to BarbaRosa (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 02:06 PM

28. Do the world leaders

know about the bedbug infestation at Doral? He will get renovations done to that dump - free. The gop needs to step up and halt this clown. I hope they lose BIGLY in the next election, but we need HIM out long before then.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 12:01 PM

12. Another impeachable offense.

But I don't expect this to move any Republicans at all.

They are all complicit and should suffer just consequences for supporting a traitor and being traitors themselves.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 12:03 PM

13. Can this not be halted?

There has to be some sort of oversight committee that can put a stop to this...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 12:04 PM

14. They underestimate the outrage and the consequences in other areas against Trump.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 12:05 PM

15. He's comping everybody, of course.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 12:17 PM

19. pure corruption

slap in the face, go to hell American voter slap in your face. This is outrageous.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 12:21 PM

20. Self dealing.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 12:29 PM

21. Is it wrong to hope for a hurricane?

Maybe not an actual one but close enough for Trump to get out his Sharpie?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 12:31 PM

22. Welcome

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 02:17 PM

32. ...

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 02:43 PM

37. Haha! Real photo?

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #37)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 02:45 PM

38. Don't know. 'Borrowed' from some website.

Don't know. 'Borrowed' from some website.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 12:33 PM

23. Hopefully, he won't be around ...

long enough to attend.
Then it can be moved to a more proper location.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 12:34 PM

24. Every democratic candidate

should WARN all G7 country leaders that to attend a meeting at the location would be violating the US constitution, and if they DO attend, the democrat who wins the presidency will REMEMBER and take that into account during every negotiation with that country.

We will NOT take kindly to ANY foreign country who blatantly disregards the tenets of our constitution.

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Response to not_the_one (Reply #24)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 02:08 PM

30. Great idea.

Include a copy of the "Trip Advisor" warning of the bedbugs, too.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 12:59 PM

25. How many millions of taxpayer dollars are going to be used

to make the Doral beautiful for Trump's paying guests? How much is it going to take to turn that run-down piece of shit into something resembling a Motel 8? To add new out buildings? Indoor plumbing? How many dollars are going to find their way directly into Fat Donnie's pocket because of the graft and corruption that he just blatantly pulls and then brags about it.

If Trump doesn't deserve to be impeached and removed, then no other president from now on will have to worry about impeachment. He will have proven once and for all that the president is truly above the law.

And the GOP is compliant in enabling him to do it.

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Response to geralmar (Reply #26)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 02:34 PM

36. What's the going rate for a room with bedbugs?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 01:12 PM

27. I guess competitive bids would have been inconvenient. NT

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 02:14 PM

31. How can we encourage the other six nations to refuse to attend????

Seriously.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #31)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 02:33 PM

35. Keep Trump in office.

That'll do it.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 02:30 PM

33. LOL

He won't be there next year!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 02:33 PM

34. In other news, he has also awarded himself the Presidential Medal Of Freedom

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 02:51 PM

39. This CANNOT

be allowed!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 02:58 PM

40. Wow! He doesn't even try to hide his corruption any more.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 03:46 PM

41. @MickMulvaneyOMB: I don't talk about how this place runs on the inside.

.@ChuckGrassley: Oversight, enforcement and transparency are vital tools to fight fraud & wasteful govt spending.

@MickMulvaneyOMB: I don’t talk about how this place runs on the inside. So if you want to see our paper on how we did [the G7 award], the answer is absolutely not.



Walter Shaub Retweeted

this is an important point, made here between mr. bruni and mr. shaub:


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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:00 PM

42. Shhh. Let him host it. Run the charges way up.

Then we'll stiff him with the bills. Refuse to appropriate any money, disallow any reimbursement checks to be cut.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:14 PM

43. An escrow account should be established for the visiting governments to pay their

bills to the Doral. All of that money should be used to pay cities that Trump has stiffed on security costs.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:43 PM

44. It is an "In Your Face"..."Fuck You" move to Congress and the Constitution..

In addition, "I can do anything I want"..let's add that one too.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:27 PM

45. What if he threw a summit and nobody came?

I'm sure there are a lot of places in the world -- Antarctica comes to mind -- that would be more suited to an international summit than that shit-hole Fat Donnie's forcing on them.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 11:44 AM

46. Stay home

The other countries should make it clear they will not attend. Perfectly acceptable for them to state that it would be improper and unethical due to the venue.

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