The Doral is a Miami resort one would expect to be sparsely occupied in June, an hour's drive from the beaches in the sticky Florida summer. Moreover, it's failing to meet its financial expectations. Fortunately, it's just been picked by U.S. President Donald Trump to host next year's G7 summit of the world's most powerful leaders, guaranteeing a full house. Its owner, U.S. President Donald Trump, must be delighted!
Trump leans into corruption, writes Bess Levin:
Pressed about the obvious conflicts of interest inherent in hosting a massive government event that attracts worldwide attention at one of Trump's for-profit clubs, Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney initially tried to claim that the administration had looked at other locations and none of them worked because some places have higher altitudes and because June is apparently a notoriously difficult month to plan an event. "There's plenty of other good places in this country to hold a large event, there's no question about it," Mulvaney told reporters, pretending like the White House wasn't always going to pick the president's own resort.
Doral's income droped 69% in two years.
Why do you think he's using his position to put funnel business and attention to Doral?https://t.co/ph7CJQhgbr
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) October 18, 2019