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Politics Beto O'Rourke: Congress should block Trump from hosting G-7 at his Doral resort

08:15  18 october  2019
08:15  18 october  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Beto O ' Rourke , one of the Democrats seeking to unseat President Trump in 2020, urged Republicans in Congress to envoke a clause of the Constitution that " Congress must use its authority to enforce the Emoluments Clause now to stop President Trump from profiting off of the G - 7 Summit by hosting

WASHINGTON — President Trump will host next year’s Group of 7 meeting next June at Trump Doral , his luxury resort near Miami, the president’s acting chief of staff told reporters on Thursday. “’It’s almost like they built this facility to host this type of event,’” Mick Mulvaney told reporters

Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, one of the Democrats seeking to unseat President Trump in 2020, urged Republicans in Congress to envoke a clause of the Constitution that potentially would block President Trump from hosting the G-7 summit at a Trump resort in Doral, Fla.

The White House announced the venue of the summit, scheduled to take place between June 10 and 12, at a news conference on Thursday, which incited controversy immediately, raising questions about the optics and ethics of the president personally profiting off an official government event.

G7 summit will be held at Trump's Doral resort in Florida, White House says

  G7 summit will be held at Trump's Doral resort in Florida, White House says President Trump intends to host next year's G7 conference at his Doral International Resort in Miami in June.

President Donald Trump said Monday that he is "possibly" looking at hosting the next G 7 summit at his Trump National Doral Miami Golf Resort .

Trump ’s move to host the G 7 at his Doral resort takes self-dealing to new levels. Mulvaney promoted Trump Doral from behind the White House briefing podium as “far and away the best And on Thursday, Democratic members of Congress wasted no time blasting Mulvaney’s announcement

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney attempted to quell outcry by telling the media that Trump will not make any money off the event, adding that the Trump National Doral Golf Club will be providing the location and services at a cost.

"The Constitution clearly bars the president from accepting gifts from foreign powers," O'Rourke tweeted. "Congress must use its authority to enforce the Emoluments Clause now to stop President Trump from profiting off of the G-7 Summit by hosting it at his own property."

"The question isn't whether President Trump has violated the emoluments clause-- or committed other high crimes. The question is whether Republicans in Congress believe our president is above the law," he also wrote.

Trump's Doral resort to host next G-7 summit, as White House defends choice

  Trump's Doral resort to host next G-7 summit, as White House defends choice After months of speculation, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney announced on Thursday that next year’s G-7 meeting will be held at President Trump’s resort in Doral, Florida between June 10 and 12. The decision to hold the G-7 meeting at the Trump National Doral Golf Club had been bandied about for months -- since Trump made a pitch to have next year’s summit at the resort during August’s G-7 conference in France – and has created controversy amid concerns over the ethics of the president personally profiting off an official government event.

Donald Trump ’s Doral golf resort in Miami will be the site of next year’s Group of Seven summit, the White House said on Thursday, a decision that will Trump has been attacking rival presidential candidate Joe Biden, saying that when he was vice president, he used his position to further his son

Donald Trump will host the next G - 7 summit at his Trump National Doral Miami resort , his chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced today. Mulvaney also brushed aside concerns about the president using the summit to burnish the reputation of his brand, saying Trump ’s brand “is probably strong

The emoluments clause was intended to prevent foreign states from influencing the U.S. government and generally prohibits presidents from taking any forms of payment from other nations.

Trump has argued that the clause referred to a ban on outright bribes, not business transactions, and that he will continue to do business with foreign governments at his hotels.

Trump repeatedly has faced allegations of enriching himself by utilizing his business entities around the globe to house or host foreign dignitaries and domestic politicians.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: The president criticizes the 2020 Democratic candidate during rally in Dallas, Texas.© FoxNews.com The president criticizes the 2020 Democratic candidate during rally in Dallas, Texas.

Another presidential candidate, Julián Castro, a former San Antonio, Texas mayor who later served as Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Barack Obama, also slammed Trump over his decision to hold the summit at one of his properties, which was one of 12 potential sites being considered for the event, according to Mulvaney.

Hosting The G7 At His Doral Resort Gives Trump The Home-Field Advantage

  Hosting The G7 At His Doral Resort Gives Trump The Home-Field Advantage For President Trump, hosting the G7 at his resort next year is the ultimate power play.Remember when you were a kid and your parents or grandparents hosted the holiday dinner? You had the run of the house, you could go wherever you wanted, and do whatever you wanted while your cousins sheepishly tried to figure out the rules and boundaries. At other times, you were that cousin, sitting on the couch as old people watched golf, unsure if any alternatives existed. This is why Donald Trump wants the G7 next year to be held at his resort at Doral.

President Donald Trump on Thursday selected his hotel resort — Trump National Doral in Miami — to host next year’s G - 7 summit. White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced the decision during a press conference, stating “it was almost like they built this facility” to host the annual event.

On Thursday night, Mattis also said that being called "overrated" by Trump didn’t bother him because he earned his “spurs on the battlefield” and Trump “earned his spurs in a letter from a doctor,” referring to Trump ’s Beto O ' Rourke : Congress should block Trump from hosting G - 7 at his Doral resort .

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"It's a terrible decision by President Trump to put the G-7 on a gulf course at his own hotel," Castro said at a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday. "He's putting the G-7 at his own resort to try and make money. It's unethical. It's one more example of why he is so unfit for office and he's going to have the American taxpayers pay for security costs and everything else that goes into hosting the G-7 straight into his pocket and it's completely inexcusable and the American people should hold him accountable for that."

In September, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., also looking to take the White House in 2020, accused Trump of urging Vice President Pence to stay at the Trump International Golf Club in Doonbeg, Ireland, on an official trip in hopes of cashing in from the stay.

Trump dismisses 'phony Emoluments Clause' after Doral criticism .
President Trump on Monday dismissed criticism that his since-reversed plan to host the Group of Seven (G-7) summit at his Doral property would have led to an ethics violation."You people, with this phony Emoluments Clause," Trump said to reporters at the White House during a Cabinet meeting, referring to the constitutional clause that prohibits elected federal officials from receiving gifts or contributions from foreign governments.Trump"You people, with this phony Emoluments Clause," Trump said to reporters at the White House during a Cabinet meeting, referring to the constitutional clause that prohibits elected federal officials from receiving gifts or contributions from foreign governments.

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