August 27, 2019
President Donald Trump defended the possible selection of one of his properties in Florida as the host of a G7 summit in 2020, despite accusations that he is looking to profit or boost his own brand.
“It’s not about me; it’s about getting the right location,” Trump said.
The president spoke about the possible site, Trump National Doral Miami, during a press conference at the end of the G7 summit meetings in France.
Trump denied he was looking to make a profit, claiming he has probably lost $3-5 billion by becoming president, referring to lost proposed deals and business opportunities.
“I used to get a lot of money to make speeches. Now, I give speeches all the time. You know what I get? Zippo. And that’s good,” he said.
Trump said the Florida property is only minutes from the airport and touted the large space available for foreign leaders and their staff.
This article was posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 3:34 am