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    Re: Trump to host G7 at his own Florida resort property

    Quote Originally Posted by ClaraD View Post
    No cost to the taxpayers? Where do you get that gibberish? And even Floridians don't want to be in Florida during Hurricane season.
    From Trump of course, who invented this part of the deal after he announced it was withdrawn.

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    .....its own 50 to 70 unit building. Would set up better than other alternatives. I announced that I would be willing to do it at NO PROFIT or, if legally permissible, at ZERO COST to the USA. But, as usual, the Hostile Media & their Democrat Partners went CRAZY!
    And even the "at zero cost TO THE USA" is a loophole big enough to drive a truck through, given that one big problem is foreign governments paying Trump, and if he had a fundraising committee where donors interested in gaining influence with Trump paid the costs, it would make the conflicts WORSE, not better.

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    Re: Trump to host G7 at his own Florida resort property

    I'm glad Trump backed down on this.

    I'm sad ethically-challenged Trump supporters still don't understand the difference between right and wrong.
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    Re: Trump to host G7 at his own Florida resort property

    Quote Originally Posted by Slavister View Post
    I disagree with both. Trump has shown time and again he has neither morals nor does he care if he breaks the law. Neither does he care about Republicans.

    The main thing he cares about is $$. So Dems stopped this because House of Representatives has the power of the purse and they told Trump they were not going to pay for it:



    Source (Thanks to TU Curmudgeon (Trump to host G7 at his own Florida resort property) for the source)
    How does Trump tell the Dems to go F*** themselves? In this case it's spelled V E T O, that is, if this silly bill would actually get a vote in Moscow Mitch's senate. Besides that, if Trump didn't get the funding, he could just declare a "national emergency" and take the money from the Pentagon or VA.

    Of course Trump doesn't care about Republicans. He does, however realize that he would be served well in a second term if he had an impeachment-proof GOP in the senate.

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    Re: Trump to host G7 at his own Florida resort property

    Only a criminal idiot like Crooked Donald would even suggest this -- but here's a solution. Don't charge anyone, it's free for everyone, his treat -- it's on The Donald and the G7 is his guest.

    Afterall, he's really rich - said so himself. So, what's the big deal?




    EDIT: Just saw it was called off an hour ago. I can't say I'm surprised, I never believed the PTB would let this happen. It's good to know there are (sometimes) still adults in the room to slap-down this criminal idiot.

    Last edited by Marine Electric; 10-20-19 at 12:32 PM. Reason: Just saw it was called off. Not surprised.

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    Re: Trump to host G7 at his own Florida resort property

    Quote Originally Posted by Stealers Wheel View Post
    How does Trump tell the Dems to go F*** themselves? In this case it's spelled V E T O, that is, if this silly bill would actually get a vote in Moscow Mitch's senate. Besides that, if Trump didn't get the funding, he could just declare a "national emergency" and take the money from the Pentagon or VA.

    Of course Trump doesn't care about Republicans. He does, however realize that he would be served well in a second term if he had an impeachment-proof GOP in the senate.
    Good point. Thanks.

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    Re: Trump to host G7 at his own Florida resort property

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Yes if it was legally possible for him to do so.
    If the offer came "all expenses paid" such that the only benefit he'd personally reap is the publicity for his resort, I wouldn't reject it outright.

    Having said this, Pres. Trump knows his detractors and enemies are legion, and that anything involving a summit and one of his businesses would stir up outrage and claims of malfeasance. Dangling it in front of them to watch them explode isn't a political tactic I endorse. If he gets burned by the public perception that he wanted to no-bid the G7 for resort revenue, that's his own fault.

    At the very least, he should have opened the venue to bidding. The resort could have entered a bid of $0.01, and if (when) it won, this would not only demonstrate that it was selected fairly but also that the bid was a charitable donation (i.e. the publicity wasn't worth the cost to all other bidders). If this is what he was actually proposing, disregard the criticism.

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    Re: Trump to host G7 at his own Florida resort property

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    When Mulvaney announced the deal, he did NOT even suggest that it would be at "no cost" to taxpayers It was announced that it would be for no profits, which is entirely, completely, apples and dump trucks different, and he wouldn't commit to Trump opening up his books on the "at no PROFIT" claim. After the deal was withdrawn, Trump invented the "at no cost" claim.



    Huh, it's weird that a serial liar who has refused all transparency with his personal finances wasn't trusted when he claimed that he wouldn't make a "profit" on this deal! Do you take the word of the serial liars on your life? Of course you do, right? After all, just because they lied to you about 108 things, doesn't mean you shouldn't trust them on #109!!

    And the "selection" process was hopelessly non-transparent. The WH said they evaluated a place in Tennessee, my state. No one knows which property. I don't know how much it would have cost at this unknown property, so how can I evaluate savings when there are no cost estimates for holding it at Doral versus at ?????????????

    As I've also mentioned, there's a process for getting around the emoluments clauses and the self dealing concerns - get Congress to sign off on the location. Put the deal and the terms in writing, in a contract, make this public including the costs, who would bear them, etc. and then ask Congress to vote on it and give their blessing.



    If you want to have the common courtesy of backing up your BS allegations, please do so. The threads I started claiming Trump was a treasonous asset for Russia is ZERO, for example. And if you think I repeated something untrue, quote me.

    But if you need to resort to lies about me to defend Trump, that should tell you something about what Trump is forcing his defenders to do to defend his conduct, and I'd be upset if Trump was doing that to me.

    FWIW, the important opposition here came from Republicans.
    You handed the microphone to him. Don't complain if he talks.

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    Re: Trump to host G7 at his own Florida resort property

    Quote Originally Posted by COTO View Post
    If the offer came "all expenses paid" such that the only benefit he'd personally reap is the publicity for his resort, I wouldn't reject it outright.

    Having said this, Pres. Trump knows his detractors and enemies are legion, and that anything involving a summit and one of his businesses would stir up outrage and claims of malfeasance. Dangling it in front of them to watch them explode isn't a political tactic I endorse. If he gets burned by the public perception that he wanted to no-bid the G7 for resort revenue, that's his own fault.
    This is so silly. You are basically saying if Trump does something bad then Trump will be accused of doing something bad by his political opponents.

    Well, duh.
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    Re: Trump to host G7 at his own Florida resort property

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay59 View Post
    You handed the microphone to him. Don't complain if he talks.
    I'm not complaining about anyone talking, just dumb arguments.

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    Re: Trump to host G7 at his own Florida resort property

    Quote Originally Posted by ClaraD View Post
    No cost to the taxpayers? Where do you get that gibberish?
    Since not a single American taxpayer is going to receive a bill from Mar-A-Lago with the item "G-7 Conference Charges (your share)" that means that the G-7 Conference will be held at "no cost to the taxpayers" (the US government will be "picking up the tab" and the US government is NOT a "taxpayer".

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