President Donald Trump is already thinking that next year's Group of Seven summit in the United States should be in Miami — and perhaps more specifically centered around his own property at Trump Doral golf resort.
"We haven't found anything that could even come close to competing" with Doral, Trump said, stressing that no final decisions have been made.
Trump cited the advantages of a global summit in Miami, telling German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of their meeting Monday morning she would be just a three-minute helicopter ride from the airport to the site.
Trump has already run afoul of ethics experts and faced multiple lawsuits over his continued involvement with some of his private businesses, such as the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Locating a global summit on one of his properties would open him up to a slew of new allegations that he's mixing his private financial gain with his public position as commander in chief.
Doral is definitely built more for play than work, and its website boasts that it's only eight miles from the Miami airport. The resort is 800 acres, boasts four golf courses and 643 hotel rooms, plus more than 100,000 square feet of event space — including the Donald J. Trump Grand Ballroom.
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