Reporter Goes Undercover at Trump Doral to Expose What World Leaders Would Have Seen at G7, and It's Not Pretty
When President Donald Trump's chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, announced that the administration would be hosting the 2020 G7 summit of world leaders at Trump's own Doral Miami resort, there was widespread backlash. It was widely considered it a poorly masked attempt by Trump to profit off the Presidency by funneling millions of taxpayer dollars into one of his businesses.
The Trump administration, while falsely claiming the President wouldn't profit from the summit, insisted that Doral was chosen solely because it was the best place in the United States to host the G7. Mulvaney even said one of the site's inspectors remarked that Doral appeared to be made especially for the G7, with bountiful accommodations for the expansive security, culinary, transportation, and other amenities required for a gathering of world leaders.
Trump Selected His Own Struggling Resort to Host 2020 G7 Summit but White House Claims He Won't Profit From It
During a press briefing at the White House on Thursday, President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, announced that the 2020 G7 Summit will be held at Trump National Doral Miami, shocking many that one of the most crucial international summits will be held at a resort owned by the President.
Trump had floated the possibility at the 2019 G7 summit in France this past August to massive outcry.
Unnamed Whistleblower Complained That Trump Made an Inappropriate Promise to a World Leader, and Trump's Intel Chief Is Covering it Up
A mysterious whistleblower complaint relating to President Donald Trump's interactions with an unnamed foreign leader is setting the stage for heightened discord between Congress and White House intelligence officials.
According to Washington Post reporters Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Shane Harris, the complaint—filed August 12—involves a "promise" from Trump to another world leader that the whistleblower found concerning.
President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shared an awkward handshake this past weekend to close out the G7 summit in France.
Trump often uses handshakes as an expression of dominance—squeezing the recipient's hand, jerking it around, and refusing to let go. The result, rather than an assertion of power, often just results in awkwardness for nearly everyone but the president himself.
“We're not going to ask men to change the world. We're going to do it ourselves.”@Malala Yousafzai - the youngest ever @NobelPrize Laureate - gives her view on men in positions of power who harass women. pic.twitter.com/bE01QgUm5r
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) January 25, 2018
As news of the growing likelihood of a surprise upset by Donald Trump reached traders in Asia, markets there plunged nearly six percent. By the time his victory was all but certain, they had pushed down the dollar, spiked the price of safe havens such as gold, and punished the Mexican peso by bringing it to record low levels.
European markets followed suit, with major markets in Frankfurt, Milan and London shedding between two and three percentage points. Markets pared their losses somewhat following Trump's acceptance speech.