Hosting the G-7 Summit at the president’s resort in Doral would have appeared both generous and sensible.

President Trump is a self-made billionaire and has all the money he could ever need or want. He was prepared to share some of his wealth with the American public by hosting the G-7 at his resort, saving taxpayers perhaps $40 million. Not to mention the other benefits to world leaders of staying in a convenient resort, with easy access to the media.

President Donald J. Trump spoke with members of the press in the White House South Lawn on October 11, 2019. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
President Donald J. Trump spoke with members of the press in the White House South Lawn on Oct.11, 2019. (Shealah Craighead/Official White House Photo)

However, owing to hatred of him by the Democrats and MSM, he was forced to withdraw his offer.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said the president was correct in withdrawing the offer, “They [Democrats] went berserk over this,” he said on “Fox & Friends” on Sunday, Oct. 20.

“I think the president made the right move to say we are not going to go there. It’s just something he doesn’t need to add to the plate. His plate’s overwhelmed with things he’s being criticized for,” he added.

Democratic lawmakers claimed the past G-7 summits costs have been “upwards of $40 million.” Instead of accepting the president’s offer of hosting the summit, they instead introduced legislation on Friday to block the president from hosting the summit at Doral. It’s called the Trump’s Heist Undermines the G-7 (THUG) Act.

The president withdrew his offer on Saturday. He tweeted, “Based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020,” adding”We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately.”

 

 

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney announced Thursday that next year’s G-7 meeting was to be held at Doral, saving taxpayers millions.

Huckabee agreed with this, criticizing the media for calling out the president on the issue.

“For them [the media] to try to make it that Donald Trump was even considering Doral because he was going to feather his own nest, my gosh, the man gives away every single penny of his entire presidential salary. He’s a billionaire,” Huckabee said. “He doesn’t need the revenue from a G-7 conference to be able to pay his electric bill next month. This is absurd.”

He continued, “The president is a fighter. He fights the right fight. Sometimes you just say, ‘This fight isn’t worth the trouble. Let me use my energy to fight something that matters to the American people.'”

“So now the press will have to find something else and, trust me, they will. It doesn’t matter what this president does; they’re going to find something they don’t like,” Huckabee said.

 

Sad for both the president and the American people.

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