The announcement caused the White House press corp to meltdown. Which could have been an intended consequence.
Next year’s Group of Seven (G-7) summit will take place next June at Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida.
The decision by the Trump administration to hold the event at one of the president’s resorts ignited criticism from members of the press, but White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney dismissed those concerns Thursday during a White House press conference.
“He is not making any money off of this just like he’s not making money from working here,” Mulvaney said of the president. “If you think it will help his brand, that’s great, but I would suggest he doesn’t need much help promoting his brand.”
Mulvaney also said that Trump’s decision to hold the G-7 at one of his resorts should not be compared to Hunter Biden’s business activities during his dad’s vice presidency.