Trump blames Democrats for G7 Doral reversal

View leading into Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida on April 3, 2018.Michele Eve Sandberg | AFP | Getty ImagesHours after the announcement, three Democratic senators sent Trump administration officials a letter asking for information about the process that led to the Doral’s selection.And on Friday, a congressional staffer said the House would vote this week on a resolution condemning the selection.In a dramatic turn Saturday night, though, Trump announced on Twitter that “we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020.” He blamed what he said was “both Media and Democrat and Irrational Hostility.”The Trump administration now has to find another site for the summit.But The New York Times later reported that when he first selected Doral, Trump told aides opposed to the choice that “he was prepared for the inevitable attack from Democrats.But Trump’s concerns about reaction to the Doral pick had grown by Saturday afternoon when “he put a call into Camp David [the presidential getaway in Maryland] where Mr. Mulvaney was hosting moderate congressional Republicans for a discussion of issues facing them, including impeachment, and was told the consensus was he should reverse himself.””Those moderates are among the votes Mr. Trump would need to stick with him during an impeachment,” The Times reported.The ongoing impeachment probe is focused on the belief that Trump was pressuring Ukraine’s president to investigate the DNC hacking theory as well as former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination for 2020.The Washington Post reported that Trump’s reversal came “after it became clear the move had alienated Republicans and swiftly become part of the impeachment inquiry that threatens his presidency.””In a round of phone calls with conservative allies this weekend, Trump was told Republicans are struggling to defend him on so many fronts, according to an administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters,” The Post reported.Trump’s son Eric Trump, who heads the Trump Organization with his brother, Donald Trump Jr., in a prepared statement issued to NBC News said: “Trump Doral would have made an incredible location and venue.””This is a perfect example of no good deed goes unpunished. It will likely end up costing the U.S. government 10 times the amount elsewhere, as we would have either done it at cost or contributed it to the United States for free if legally allowed,” Eric Trump said.

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