August 27, 2019
President Trump’s push to host the 2020 G7 at the Trump National Doral golf course–which he continues to own and profit from–raises questions of corruption and could even violate the Constitution.
In a press conference in France, Trump suggested that the Secret Service expressed a preference for hosting the 2020 G7 meeting at Doral, saying “When my people came back…They went to places all over the country. And they came back and they said, ‘This is where we would like to be.’ Now we had military people doing it. We had Secret Service people doing it.”
CREW requested records from the city of Doral and from the Secret Service on the prospect of hosting the G7 at Doral.
At the same press conference, Trump listed several features of the club, in what appeared to be an advertisement, from the size of the property, to the proximity to the airport, to the great conference rooms. In the last two years, Doral’s income fell by 69%.
The requested records will shed light on whether the Secret Service did in fact recommend the venue, and to what extent the government is involved in President Trump’s efforts to profit off of the presidency by funneling business to his struggling resort.