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Politics GOP congressman says he's 'not happy' about Trump hosting G-7 at own property

19:20  18 october  2019
19:20  18 october  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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He said Secret Service and "military people" were among his scouts who toured "all over the country and they came up and said this is where we'd like to be". When asked by a reporter on the propriety of picking his own property to host G 7 , Mr Trump said doing so would actually cost him money.

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Illinois GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger was critical of the Trump administration's announcement that they would be hosting the 2020 G-7 summit at one of the president's properties in Florida.

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The summit will be held at the Trump National Doral Miami, White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters on Thursday. He defended the choice arguing that Trump will be "doing this at a cost," and said that, "it will be dramatically cheaper for us."

Kinzinger, who has attacked the president recently, appeared on CNN Friday morning and was asked about the pick for the G-7 summit location.

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“The president has made it clear since he ’ s been here that he hasn’t profited since he ’ s been here.” Hosting the Group of 7 meeting at a Trump property could provide a windfall for the Trump Organization and raise the resort’s profile around the world.

"I’m not happy with it. Now when you — I actually read the emoluments clause again yesterday," the former Air Force officer stated. "And it talks about titles and nobility and all this kind of stuff. I don’t know if it’s a direct violation, but I don’t understand why at this moment they had to do that. I mean do it in D.C., do it in Miami at a different resort. Whatever it is."

As Kinzinger referenced, some have suggested that Trump's decision is a violation of the Emoluments Clause, which precludes presidents from accepting gifts from foreign states.

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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.

He also acknowledged that he has heard claims that by hosting the G 7 there it already creates profit by highlighting the resort. I would simply ask you all to consider the possibility that Donald Trump ' s brand is already strong enough on its own ," he claimed.

White House says Trump property will host next G - 7 summit, dismissing concerns over ethics and Mulvaney defended the decision to hold the G - 7 at a Trump - owned property , saying that "Donald Trump ' s brand is probably strong The president has insisted he doesn't care about profiting from it

"What about the principle?" CNN anchor Jim Sciutto asked. "If you had a congressional event in your district, right, and let’s say you owned a bar there and sent the contract to your bar where you profit off of it — you wouldn't do that."

"There may be rules against it even for me," Kinzinger responded. "But the administration has different rules on some of those things and even Congress does. We make our own rules. I wouldn’t do it. The controversy about, for instance, the air cruise staying in Scotland. I actually defend the president on that. I know [Department of Defense] travel regulations and there are decisions that are made not by a president but by aircrews that want to stay at places within the DOD guidelines. This is something that feels a little different."

Kinzinger has not been shy expressing his displeasure over the president's decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria.

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