Trump Doral resort to host G-7 summit — sparking yet another ethics fight for the White House

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  1. Bowerbird

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    You SHOULD
    We are your trading partners and any time we want we can cut you out of the loop. We can pull out of the ANZICS treaty and make some new treaties, say with APEC minus the USA

    All those trading partners taking their money elsewhere.......

    No more muggins Aussies providing support when you pick fights with other countries..........

    We can cut you out of the G20.........

    Isolate you, put you under sanctions............

    And watch your standard of living plummet
     
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    Dirty Donald bowing to the growing opposition has now tweeted that Doral will not host the next G7 meeting.
     
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    That's a pleasant surprise.
     
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    HTownMarine Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    We are the greatest consumer economy the world has ever seen.

    Nobody is cutting us off. The first one who tried would only **** themselves. I'm sure countries would be bending over backwards to take their goods out of the US consumer market. Lol

    You're insignificant on the global stage.

    Truth hurts.
     
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    HTownMarine Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Hope he chooses somewhere else that costs 10x the price...

    Easy to pin it on Democrats.
     
  6. Bowerbird

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    And you are rapidly being overtaken by other consumer economies

    America has spent decades making enemies

    Australia has spent that time building partnerships

    You have already cut your own throats with the Chinese tariffs
     
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  7. Bowerbird

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    Welll, at least elsewhere WONT have bedbugs!

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    The bed bug story is trending on Twitter which is NOT going to do his bottom line any good
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  9. Bush Lawyer

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    Fame? Smarts? Good investments? I don't really know about Biden, did not know he was rich, and really don't care. Neithe Joe nor Hunter are public servants at this time. But the Clintons are both attorneys, both established speakers and writers, and they did make a few very good investments early on, when Bill was Gov of Arkansas. Unlike Trump, they put all of their business dealings, investment portfolios, etc. into a blind trust during his presidency, and what they've amassed since then is no one else's business, and certainly has nothing to do with my sense of smell.

    You want to use whataboutisms because you want so much for Trump to be the good guy. Sorry, but he isn't, and he never has been. Trump cares about Trump. He makes his base think he cares about them and cares about the country, but I'm not buying that snake oil.
     
  11. hampton86

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    Then he'd be an idiot....wait?
     
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    Having influence is not the same as being the one who made the final decision. It's the height of absurdity to think it is. I read that there was a bid and the Trump resort was low bid. All water under the bridge now that I heard Trump pulled the resort from hosting the event.
     
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    You heard wrong
     
  14. Tim15856

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    I'll take your word on it since none of it matters anymore now that Trump has pulled the resort from consideration.
     
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    Yeah, please post what "you read" because Mulvaney wouldn't discuss any other resorts that made those bids.... If this was done above board, the bid process, if not the bid amounts, would have been made public after the decision was made.

    And then there's this I actually DID read this AM..

    SNIP
    Apparently the diplomatic advantages of being able to scuff tables with presidential shoes loom so large they justify Trump awarding a no-bid contract to his own property.
    ENDSNIP

    http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/10/trump-g-7-doral-emoluments-corruption-mulvaney.html

     
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    I know most RW'ers on here don't understand parody, but here's what most likely happened..

    SNIP
    Mulvaney: “We’re looking at several sites and –”
    Trump: “Doral.”
    Mulvaney: “But Mr. President, if you hold the G-7 at your own place that means that the government is using taxpayer funds to fill your wallet and –”
    Trump: “Doral.”
    Mulvaney: “I just want to remind you about the grief we got when the vice president stayed at your hotel in Ireland and –”
    Trump: “Doral.”
    Mulvaney: “And the grief we got about the our military personnel staying at your golf club in Scotland because –”
    Trump: “Doral.”
    Mulvaney: “There’s also been lots of chatter about all of the diplomats who stay at your Washington hotel and –”
    Trump: “Doral.”
    Mulvaney: “Let’s not forget the Kushners used your image and name for product marketing in China, Jared’s maneuvers with 666 Fifth Avenue, the trademarks China suddenly awarded you and Ivanka, taxpayer funds used to help Don Jr. and Eric make overseas business trips or to help you golf all the time at your own clubs, or questions about why you keep appeasing guys like Putin and Erdogan, and why you haven’t really distanced yourself from your businesses or released your tax returns and –”
    Trump: “Doral.”
    Mulvaney: “Well, I’ve thought about it, and I’d like to recommend Doral to you, Mr. President.”
    Trump: “Thank you Mick, that’s a great idea.”
    ENDSNIP

    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/a...y-and-trump-like-doral-for-a-g-7-quid-pro-quo
     
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    Apologies, but this just begs for a "Whoosh!"

    The ends don't always justify the means, especially when the desired ends can be reached in a much better way with a little more work … but I think I'm veering off the original topic at this point. Apologies again to the OP.
     
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    Another loss for poor donnie

    Now Mar a Lago is his only cash cow
     
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    The Clintons haven’t practiced law since Arkansas. Lol. The Biden’s obviously got rich using political muscle overseas. Without public office these people would be broke. it’s not whatabotism. I’m simply pointing out the hypocrisy in the blind fake outrage the left has when it comes to public office and money.
    Blindness to corruption and hypocrisy is requisite to your ilk. It’s a moot point anyway. Even though the president was hosting the event non-profit, he cancelled due to the lefts incessant whining.
     
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    And will it please you if the alternative resort chosen is more expensive and/or inferior?
     
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    FYI, there are laws about awarding oneself federal contracts.
     
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    Another example of patriotism from Trump supporters.
     
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    How hypocritical democrats are. This is all about finding a place where foreign leaders won't be spied on. After the latest spying affair where their operatives spied on the Ukrainian president no foreign leader trust the USA. Don't blame Trump for it, it is solely democrats fault. Now everyone knows that you are eavesdropping on their conversations. Well done.
     
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    ....what the hell are you talking about?
     
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    Trump has now dropped Doral after a tremendous amount of bipartisan backlash.

    Keep fighting citizens of America.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/do...ida-doral-resort-will-no-longer-host-n1069081
     
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