NYT journo has a theory for why President Trump selected Camp David for the G7 summit
The 2020 G7 summit will be held at Camp David in Maryland:
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 3, 2019
Of course, WH chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is already on record calling Camp David a “miserable place” to host the summit:
Last month, WH chief of staff Mulvaney said of previous G7 at Camp David: "I understand the folks who participated in it hated it and thought it was a miserable place to have the G7. It was way too small. It was way too remote."
Trump now says next G7 will be at Camp David.
— Harry Horton (@harry_horton) December 3, 2019
Press secretary Stephanie Grisham also said Camp David “wasn’t ideal”:
BREAKING: Trump says G7 summit will be held at Camp David.
— Francesca Chambers (@fran_chambers) December 3, 2019
And here’s NYT reporter Jonathan Martin criticizing President Trump from taking the “payday” away from another hotel:
Ensuring that no other hotel will get the paydayhttps://t.co/RmzsjBSLx5
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) December 3, 2019
Trump had assured the press that he would be hosting the summit at the Doral at cost, but that wasn’t enough to quell suspicions that he was doing it to make a profit anyway. CNN even ran a graphic of the Domestic Emoluments Clause in a story about Trump reversing his decision.
Now he’s hosting it at Camp David and everyone’s complaining it’s a terrible venue.
But Trump is so selfish, he doesn’t want to give any other hotel the business. How does that make sense?
In 2012, President Obama held the G8 at Camp David…..ensuring that "no…hotel will get the payday."
"Media," what was President Obama's motivation….hatred of capitalism?
— Blessed Southerner (@OSoutherner) December 3, 2019
And the news media doesn't get a five star "working" vacation. How scandalous.
— Jim Crumley (@JimCrumley) December 3, 2019
They’re determined to make a scandal of this no matter how it plays out. Here’s an idea; why don’t they all save the jet fuel and just Skype in?
Subtle: CNN posts Emoluments Clause graphic in story about Trump reversing G7 Summit decision [screenshot] https://t.co/H0GD8Ezrx4
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 21, 2019