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    G7 Fiasco, Trump Lied Again

    No surprise here. The truth is the opposite of what Trump said.

    The reason Trump dropped his Florida resort as the next G7 venue is the opposite to the one he tweeted

    Though he blamed the reversal on Democrats and the media...

    President Donald Trump reversed his decision to host the next G7 summit at his private golf club after being told that Republicans objected to the idea, an administration official told The Washington Post.
    I'm not even sure this guy can speak the truth. I can't recall a single instance when he spoke without some form of distortion or exaggeration of what the facts really said.
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    Re: G7 Fiasco, Trump Lied Again

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    I'm not even sure this guy can speak the truth. I can't recall a single instance when he spoke without some form of distortion or exaggeration of what the facts really said.
    I mean technically that's a half truth. Democrats, the Media and Republicans all explained to him that it would violate the law for him to host the event there. So yeah it was our fault for...you know...demanding that the laws of our country be enforced.
    Obstruction of Justice also applies to overt coercion of court or government officials via the means of threats or actual physical harm and also applying to deliberate sedition against a court official to undermine the appearance of legitimate authority.

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    Re: G7 Fiasco, Trump Lied Again

    Maybe this is a dumb question but if doing the G7 at Doral could be done for less money than doing it elsewhere (comparable elsewhere. I'm not talking about doing it at the Holiday Inn on the south side) would it still be a problem for you guys?

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    Re: G7 Fiasco, Trump Lied Again

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Maybe this is a dumb question but if doing the G7 at Doral could be done for less money than doing it elsewhere (comparable elsewhere. I'm not talking about doing it at the Holiday Inn on the south side) would it still be a problem for you guys?
    Who owns Doral?

    Does that answer your stupid question?
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    Re: G7 Fiasco, Trump Lied Again

    Trump first floated the idea at the end of this year’s meeting, iirc. I’ve got to believe that someone got in his ear before Mulvaney announced it last week????
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    Re: G7 Fiasco, Trump Lied Again

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Who owns Doral?

    Does that answer your stupid question?
    So spending MORE taxpayer money just so the event isn't at a Trump property is the priority for the left.

    ...and I'm stupid.

    I think I'm seeing how this works for you guys.

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    Re: G7 Fiasco, Trump Lied Again

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    So spending MORE taxpayer money just so the event isn't at a Trump property is the priority for the left.

    ...and I'm stupid.

    I think I'm seeing how this works for you guys.
    I didn't say you're stupid. I said your stupid question.
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    Re: G7 Fiasco, Trump Lied Again

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Maybe this is a dumb question but if doing the G7 at Doral could be done for less money than doing it elsewhere (comparable elsewhere. I'm not talking about doing it at the Holiday Inn on the south side) would it still be a problem for you guys?
    Yes, it would be problem. Trump owns the place and no doubt saw an opportunity for some easy money. That would constitute both a huge conflict of interests and a violation of the emoluments legislation-unless, of course, Trump suddenly got an attack of generosity and offered the place for free.
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    Re: G7 Fiasco, Trump Lied Again

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Maybe this is a dumb question but if doing the G7 at Doral could be done for less money than doing it elsewhere (comparable elsewhere. I'm not talking about doing it at the Holiday Inn on the south side) would it still be a problem for you guys?
    Yes, because it's also free advertising and it's difficult to get a clear sense of what the financial gains are for the owner.

    Moreover, let's say I owned a crappy hotel where the G7 would cost 1/10th the usual cost, wouldn't I still be enriching myself by awarding myself the contract?

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    Re: G7 Fiasco, Trump Lied Again

    Some lawyers finally told him that this was so blatantly illegal that he certainly would be Impeached.

    He did the equivalent of what he always does and settled out of court...

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