Trump Wants Next G7 At His Golf Resort, Which Could Earn Him Millions Of Dollars
The next G7 Summit is slated to be held in the United States — and if President Donald Trump gets his way, it’ll take place at one of his own properties.
During the waning hours of the current G7 conference in Biarritz, France, on Monday, Trump suggested that in 2020, when it’s America’s turn to host the even, that it could be held at his Doral Miami Golf Resort.
“We haven’t made a final decision, but it’s right next to the airport, right there, meaning a few minutes away,” Trump said, per reporting from The Independent. “It’s a great place, it’s got great acreage, many hundreds of acres, so we can handle whatever happens. It’s really…people are liking it.”
Trump also suggested also that officials “haven’t found anything that’s even close to competing with it,” in terms of other venues that could host the G7.
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Besides location, the event could be advantageous to Trump in other ways — particularly, to his bottom line. Since announcing his run for president in 2015, Trump’s properties have amassed billions of dollars in profits, stemming from political campaigns, multinational companies, and foreign emissaries utilizing them, OpenSecrets.org reported.
Additionally, having many of the world’s leaders and their entourages joining them at a Trump property would undoubtedly reap the president a small fortune. A single day visit by Trump to Doral in June cost taxpayers around $1.1 million, according to a report by HuffPost. An event lasting for several days, featuring G7 leaders, their security details, their staff, and more, could increase that amount substantially.
And it could go up even more than that: per previous reporting from HillReporter.com, Trump also wants to see Russia added to the list of nations invited, bumping the G7 up to the G8 by next year — which would also bump up the profits the president could see, if his golf resort is indeed selected as the venue.