No sooner than the White House announced that the next G-7 meeting would be held at Trump National resort in Doral, Florida, the expected Tsunami of Democratic opposition struck, as Democratic lawmakers continued their attacks against President Trump’s ethics, accusing him of conducting another “self-enrichment scheme.”
Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) accused the president of running another “scheme,” questioning his leadership, and question congressional Republicans as to when they were going to “stand up” against President Trump.
“We cannot normalize corrupt behavior,” stated Wasserman Schultz “This is just one more Trump self-enrichment scheme, one that raises glaring ethical and Emoluments clause concerns. When will Republicans stand up to say this is not okay, this is not how American leaders should conduct themselves?”
Rep. Wasserman Schultz’s remark echoed that of many of her colleagues and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including vice president Joe Biden, who challenged Trump to release his tax returns.
“Hosting a major foreign leader summit at a Trump hotel,” tweeted Biden “Donald Trump continues to abuse his power to line his own pockets. Time to put up (your tax returns) or shut up Mr. President.”
The Floridian reported on Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s announcement of the decision to hold the annual event at Trump Doral.
“With Doral, we have a series of magnificent buildings — we call them bungalows…” They each hold from 50 to 70 very luxurious rooms with magnificent views. We have incredible conference rooms, incredible restaurants. It’s like — it’s like such a natural — we wouldn’t even have to do the work that they did here.”