President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to board Air Force One at Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 in Bordeaux, France, to return to Washington following the G-7 summit. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump pushes for G-7 summit at his resort; critics pounce

August 26, 2019 - 4:48 pm

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump is sparing no detail in touting the features that would make the Doral golf resort the ideal place for the next G-7 Summit — close to the airport, plenty of hotel rooms, separate buildings for every delegation.

There's just one detail he left out: He owns the place.

Critics have long railed against the president's company opening the doors of its Washington, D.C., hotel and other properties to foreign embassies and diplomats intent on currying favor with the White House.

But they say Trump's proposal made at the current G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, takes it to a whole new level because foreign governments would have no choice but to spend money at the president's resort.

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