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. .>>>WE HAVE A SERIES OF>>>WE HAVE A SERIES OF MAGNIFICENT BUILDINGS, WE CALL MAGNIFICENT BUILDINGS, WE CALL THEM BUNG LOWS. THEM BUNG LOWS. THEY HOLD FROM 50 TO 70 VERY THEY HOLD FROM 50 TO 70 VERY LUXURIOUS ROOMS WITH MAGNIFICENT LUXURIOUS ROOMS WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS. VIEWS.>>WHAT WE HAVE ALSO IS MIAMI.>>WHAT WE HAVE ALSO IS MIAMI. AND WE HAVE MANY HUNDREDS OF AND WE HAVE MANY HUNDREDS OF ACRES SO THAT IN TERMS OF ACRES SO THAT IN TERMS OF PARKING, IN TERMS OF ALL OF THE PARKING, IN TERMS OF ALL OF THE THINGS YOU NEED — THINGS YOU NEED –>>IN MY OPINION I’M NOT GOING>>IN MY OPINION I’M NOT GOING TO MAKE ANY MONEY. TO MAKE ANY MONEY. I DON’T WANT TO MAKE MONEY. I DON’T WANT TO MAKE MONEY. I DON’T CARE ABOUT MAKING MONEY. I DON’T CARE ABOUT MAKING MONEY.>>THE UNITED STATES WILL HOST>>THE UNITED STATES WILL HOST NEXT YEAR’S G% SUMMIT. NEXT YEAR’S G% SUMMIT. JUST BEFORE LEAVING THIS YEAR’S JUST BEFORE LEAVING THIS YEAR’S MEETING, DONALD TRUMP MADE MEETING, DONALD TRUMP MADE SOMETHING OF A PITCH TO HOLD IT SOMETHING OF A PITCH TO HOLD IT AT HIS OWN GOLF RESORT IN AT HIS OWN GOLF RESORT IN FLORIDA, WEST OF MIAMI. FLORIDA, WEST OF MIAMI. THAT WOULD ALSO GIVE HIM THE THAT WOULD ALSO GIVE HIM THE CHANCE TO HOST VLADIMIR PUTIN AT CHANCE TO HOST VLADIMIR PUTIN AT ONE OF HIS PROPERTIES IF RUSSIA ONE OF HIS PROPERTIES IF RUSSIA WERE READMITTED TO THE G-7 OR IF WERE READMITTED TO THE G-7 OR IF TRUMP SIMPLY INVITED HIM. TRUMP SIMPLY INVITED HIM. TODAY TRUMP WAS ASKED ABOUT TODAY TRUMP WAS ASKED ABOUT INVITING THE RUSSIAN LEADER TO INVITING THE RUSSIAN LEADER TO THE SUMMIT. THE SUMMIT.>>WOULD I INVITE HIM?>>WOULD I INVITE HIM? I WOULD CERTAINLY INVITE HIM. I WOULD CERTAINLY INVITE HIM. WHETHER OR NOT HE COULD COME WHETHER OR NOT HE COULD COME PSYCHOLOGICALLY, I THINK THAT’S PSYCHOLOGICALLY, I THINK THAT’S A TOUGH THING FOR HIM TO DO. A TOUGH THING FOR HIM TO DO.>>THE PROSPECT OF A SUMMIT AT>>THE PROSPECT OF A SUMMIT AT ONE OF TRUMP’S PROPERTIES RAISES ONE OF TRUMP’S PROPERTIES RAISES ALL SORT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT ALL SORT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT MIXING HIS FOR-PROFIT BUSINESS MIXING HIS FOR-PROFIT BUSINESS AND THE PRESIDENCY. AND THE PRESIDENCY. HERE’S WHAT TRUMP AND HIS HERE’S WHAT TRUMP AND HIS ADVISERS SAID ABOUT POTENTIAL ADVISERS SAID ABOUT POTENTIAL CONFLICTS AFTER HE WON THE 2016 CONFLICTS AFTER HE WON THE 2016 ELECTION. ELECTION.>>DO YOU THINK HE’LL TURN IT>>DO YOU THINK HE’LL TURN IT OVER TO THE FAMILY OR PUT IT OVER TO THE FAMILY OR PUT IT INTO A BLIND TRUST? INTO A BLIND TRUST?>>I’M NOT READY TO REVEAL ANY>>I’M NOT READY TO REVEAL ANY OF THAT. OF THAT. PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY KNEW AND PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY KNEW AND ACCEPTED AND CELEBRATED THIS ACCEPTED AND CELEBRATED THIS BUSINESS THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS BUSINESS THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS BUILT THROUGHOUT HIS ENTIRE BUILT THROUGHOUT HIS ENTIRE LIFE. LIFE. SO NOW WE’RE WORKING ON MAKING SO NOW WE’RE WORKING ON MAKING SURE THAT ALL THOSE CONFLICTS SURE THAT ALL THOSE CONFLICTS ARE TAKEN CARE OF. ARE TAKEN CARE OF.>>HE IS SO FOCUSED ON TAKING>>HE IS SO FOCUSED ON TAKING OVER AS PRESIDENT. OVER AS PRESIDENT. THAT’S HIS ONLY FOCUS, THE ONLY THAT’S HIS ONLY FOCUS, THE ONLY THING HE’S WORRIED ON. THING HE’S WORRIED ON. HE’S COMPLETELY GETTING OUT OF HE’S COMPLETELY GETTING OUT OF THE BUSINESS, HANDING IT OVER TO THE BUSINESS, HANDING IT OVER TO THE FAMILY. THE FAMILY.>>MY TWO SONS, WHO ARE RIGHT>>MY TWO SONS, WHO ARE RIGHT HERE, DON AND ERIC, ARE GOING TO HERE, DON AND ERIC, ARE GOING TO BE RUNNING THE COMPANY. BE RUNNING THE COMPANY. THEY ARE GOING TO BE RUNNING IT THEY ARE GOING TO BE RUNNING IT IN A VERY PROFESSIONAL MANNER. IN A VERY PROFESSIONAL MANNER. THEY’RE NOT GOING TO DISCUSS IT THEY’RE NOT GOING TO DISCUSS IT WITH ME. WITH ME.>>HERE TO TALK ABOUT ALL OF>>HERE TO TALK ABOUT ALL OF THIS, PULITZER PRIZE WINNER OF THIS, PULITZER PRIZE WINNER OF “THE WASHINGTON POST.” “THE WASHINGTON POST.” DAVID, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. DAVID, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. I WAS LOOKING AT THE LAST COUPLE I WAS LOOKING AT THE LAST COUPLE TIMES THE UNITED STATES HOSTED TIMES THE UNITED STATES HOSTED THE G-7 SUMMIT, I THINK IN 2012 THE G-7 SUMMIT, I THINK IN 2012 IT WAS AT CAMP DAVID. IT WAS AT CAMP DAVID. IN 2004 IT WAS, I THINK, IN IN 2004 IT WAS, I THINK, IN GEORGIA. GEORGIA. IT WAS NOT AT A TRUMP PROPERTY IT WAS NOT AT A TRUMP PROPERTY ANY ONE OF THOSE TIMES. ANY ONE OF THOSE TIMES. THE POSSIBILITY THAT IT WOULD BE THE POSSIBILITY THAT IT WOULD BE IN 2020, ETHICALLY, LEGALLY, IN 2020, ETHICALLY, LEGALLY, CONSTITUTIONALLY, ARE THERE CONSTITUTIONALLY, ARE THERE SPECIFIC PROVISIONS THAT COULD SPECIFIC PROVISIONS THAT COULD COME UP AGAINST? COME UP AGAINST?>>THE MOST IMPORTANT IS THE>>THE MOST IMPORTANT IS THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE IN THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE IN THE CONSTITUTION, WHICH WAS THE CONSTITUTION, WHICH WAS THE ORIGINAL ANTI-CORRUPTION STATUTE ORIGINAL ANTI-CORRUPTION STATUTE IN THE CONSTITUTION. IN THE CONSTITUTION. PRESIDENTS CAN’T TAKE PAYMENTS PRESIDENTS CAN’T TAKE PAYMENTS FROM FOREIGN STATES. FROM FOREIGN STATES. AND SO BY SETTING THIS UP THIS AND SO BY SETTING THIS UP THIS WAY, TRUMP WOULD BASICALLY WAY, TRUMP WOULD BASICALLY INVITE THAT, YOU MIGHT EVEN SAY INVITE THAT, YOU MIGHT EVEN SAY COMPEL THESE FOREIGN STATES. COMPEL THESE FOREIGN STATES. HE GOT THE BUY HOTEL ROOMS, HE GOT THE BUY HOTEL ROOMS, FOOD, PUT MONEY INTO HIS POCKET. FOOD, PUT MONEY INTO HIS POCKET. TRUMP SAID THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE TRUMP SAID THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE SHOULDN’T JUST MEAN BRIBES, BUT SHOULDN’T JUST MEAN BRIBES, BUT OKAY TO DO BUSINESS WITH HIM. OKAY TO DO BUSINESS WITH HIM. IF YOU BELIEVE DOING BUSINESS IF YOU BELIEVE DOING BUSINESS WITH THE PRESIDENT IS A WITH THE PRESIDENT IS A VIOLATION OF THE EMOLUMENTS VIOLATION OF THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE, THIS IS THAT ON AN CLAUSE, THIS IS THAT ON AN ENORMOUS SCALE. ENORMOUS SCALE.>>HE SAID THAT IF THIS HAPPENED>>HE SAID THAT IF THIS HAPPENED HE WOULDN’T MAKE MONEY OFF THIS. HE WOULDN’T MAKE MONEY OFF THIS. IS THAT A CLAIM YOU’RE ABLE TO IS THAT A CLAIM YOU’RE ABLE TO CHECK AND VERIFY? CHECK AND VERIFY?>>NO.>>NO. RIGHT NOW HE SAYS THAT HIS RIGHT NOW HE SAYS THAT HIS COMPANY DO NOT WHAT IT CALLS COMPANY DO NOT WHAT IT CALLS FOREIGN PROFITS, PROFITS FROM FOREIGN PROFITS, PROFITS FROM DOING BUSINESS WITH FOREIGN DOING BUSINESS WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS. GOVERNMENTS. IT’S DONATED $340,000 TO THAT IT’S DONATED $340,000 TO THAT END TO THE TREASURY. END TO THE TREASURY. WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE OVERALL WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE OVERALL REVENUE TRUMP GETS FROM FOREIGN REVENUE TRUMP GETS FROM FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS, HOW HE CALCULATES GOVERNMENTS, HOW HE CALCULATES THAT FIGURE. THAT FIGURE. THIS IS A RESORT THAT’S IN A LOT THIS IS A RESORT THAT’S IN A LOT OF FINANCIAL TROUBLE. OF FINANCIAL TROUBLE. IT’S DECLINED A LOT UNDER IT’S DECLINED A LOT UNDER TRUMP’S LEADERSHIP. TRUMP’S LEADERSHIP. JUST PUTTING MONEY INTO IT TO JUST PUTTING MONEY INTO IT TO KEEP IT AFLOAT WOULD STILL BE A KEEP IT AFLOAT WOULD STILL BE A HUGE BOON FOR HIM. HUGE BOON FOR HIM.>>IT’S INTERESTING.>>IT’S INTERESTING. THERE’S THE QUESTION OF WHAT THE THERE’S THE QUESTION OF WHAT THE DIRECT BENEFIT OF AN EVENT OF DIRECT BENEFIT OF AN EVENT OF THIS MIGHT BE AND ALSO THE

100 Comments

  • BeBop Aloola

    The Emperor of Avarice strikes again .?
    Whats scary is if he is really that clueless or his advisors said nothing , either way TERRIBLE.

  • DANNO

    Little Donnie our Snake Oil Salesman Conman of a President 🤡🤡🤡🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️

  • Gigi W

    Yes because he can't own any business while President. Now if he said I will ask Donald Jr. and family if we can use the Florida property, nothing would be said. Look at the peanut President he had to sale is peanut business and he did. So what makes Trump special, why can't he follow rules.

  • Anthony Brogan

    May be Trump is trying to get a Pee Tape on Putin, Fix him up with some hookers, get some video cameras set up a little mutual. Potential blackmail……Remember how back in the day we kept the world safe with by the threat of mutual nuclear annihilation. now it could could be mutual humiliation

  • Snapdragon 9600

    Yes, the man who licences his brand name everywhere, over inflated the value of his assets to make the Forbes 500 rich list, boasts about his " success' and wont divulge his tax earnings, doesnt care about money.

  • Linda Mulholland

    Do they have a view of the state penitentiary ? If his businesses are failing his sons have the same intelligence as he does !

  • YUKON DX

    Really….. What about the Clinton Foundation when Hillary was secretary of state (hundreds millions $$) Biden setting up his son Hunter / Kerry's son with China & Ukraine (billions $$) who who's what Obama has pulled.

  • jewell charles

    his two sons cant be running the business,theyre too busy defending daddy,guess thats why theyre being sued by so many theyve cheated.shouldnt it be made public how much it cost to host the G7 ?after all the taxpayers wont get to attend something theyre paying for again,like his golfing holidays

  • Number Eight or Nine?

    lots of rooms already monitored but wonder if they will add more to check up on everyone else without them knowing

  • jerolvilladolid

    For someone who talks down on Africa and latin america so much his behavior seems to mirror the plundering behavior of dictators from those regions

  • Miki Lynne

    I'm sick of being held hostage by an outlaw president who is conspiring with and advertising for Putin. Who commits daily acts of inhuman crimes against innocents and afflicted. A monster who hates anyone that isn't bowing to his whim. An imbecile with power who is toxic to survival. A supreme candidate for …… Friendly Fire!

  • Northern Reflections

    The fact that he is even discussing the possibility is promoting his business interests and totally inappropriate. What better than to hold the highest office in the country and to plug your company on the world stage. 🤮

  • Ludmila Turkova

    What I trully don't get is how Trump's core base keep apparently believing that he is a kind of an "Honest Joe"?????

  • Christer Axelsson

    Trump donate his Presidential pay, so when the scouts say his venue serves all purposes… Good on him. (Honored to host.)

  • Christer Axelsson

    Trump donates all his President pay, so when G7 scouts say his venue serves all purposes… Good on him. (Honored to host.) His sons operate the business.

  • A M

    the answer to this question is who cares nobody is going to do a f thing about it. he does whatever he wants. nobody does anything about it

  • person who's real

    It's Congress we need to be focused on, they are who is responsible for not holding Trump accountable. In 2020 we should show them how to do their job and hold Congress and Trump accountable by voting them out.

  • Carol Mazibuko

    I think Trump properties could be used as Museums. A lot of us ordinary folk might like to see where this train wreck/tragedy of American politics lives and holidays.

  • Terry Baker

    MSLSD FAKE NEWS. Go get a drink from the Urinal. Did Joe Bidens son Hunter Biden 50k a month from a country that Joe withheld a billion dollars from umtil they stopped prosecuting his son Hum guess u Hacks didnt follow that story Just Russia Russia Russia ..now were on to Racist RACIST Racist ..Its why only 3 people in the airport watch your Garbage u are a total joke Bahahaha

  • Jorge Johnson

    The Constitution is for suckers. Ha! Ha! No one in power cares about the Constitution. That’s been obvious since the Constitution was written.

  • Just Human

    The US Congress is sleeping on the job. Maybe, they have also sold their souls to the devil.

    This country is fast tracking on the way to disastrous moral and ethical suicide.

    No one, in the legislative branch has woken up to this murderous, 300 lb Orangutan. Trump is actually murdering all the values and laws that America enforces on itself and around the world.

    People are right when they say, everything trump touches, dies! Trump has killed America from within. Congratulations to the mentally deficient military, who just stood and watched. Did not lift a finget to protect the country they took an oath to serve!

  • HeartDoc Andrew

    By the preponderance of the evidence presented in the Mueller Report (Vol 2), President Trump appears to be guilty of the "high crime" of obstruction of justice and now also the even higher crime of violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution. What is next is for an independent prosecutor to present this publicly in Congress to convince American voters to conclude that, in fact, #DJT is proven guilty (i.e. no longer presumed innocent). Therefore, let the impeachment trial begin.

  • James Harrison

    Let him have it there but since her said he makes no money, great, that means he will not charge for the services. Free to all for the g7. His words

  • Barney Potter

    That's his biggest lie ever ,,that he's not interested in making money.YA RIGHT .I HATE THIS PRESIDENT .money is all he cares about

  • Pauline Larson

    Simple solution. The other leaders do not invite Drumpf Inc. to participate in next years meeting and move on to location in next host country. Solves the emolument problem AND, better yet, the competent leaders don't have to tiptoe around, soothing Baby Drumpf !

  • 00muttley

    The G7 countries MUST decline a summit anywhere that Dumbold Chump or his corrupt, criminal family have interests. Chump MUST be sent to prison – and I mean a serious, hard-core penitentiary – when he is ousted from office. He has made a mockery of America, Americans and American law and it's constitution.

  • Lawrence Sullivan

    and located right in hurricane alley as is apparent today. always pursuing self-interests by someone who says he "doesn't care about money" and then complains about losing 4-5 billion by being president.

  • Cecelia Eaton

    Problem is he didn't build shot, US steel workers n contractors built them n then he filed bankruptcy n didn't pay.One of his buildings he had immigrants build n didn't pay again, he was sued n had to pay.His golf resorts n other buildings were built with money loans from Russia! Eric Trump stated they only deal with Russian banks no American banks , been going on since 1980s.Funny Trump stated "I have no ties to Russia, nope none at all"! Guess he forgot to tell Eric!Why he's hiding his financial records, if we see those he's gone because he's raking in money from Russia.Bought n paid for Traitor in the WH!

  • Bob Lowney

    this is nothing. What I still cannot comprehend is that Obama once wore a TAN SUIT and once actually saluted the military aides while leaving Marine One with a coffee cup in his hand. Can you believe that? That should be the outrage. Why has most of the media let those two egregious events slide away? I know Fox news hasn't. Tsk, tsk.

  • Determined Diva

    What’s new??? How many times has Trump already done things that were unconstitutional??? When will we be rid of him, that’s the real question🤔

  • Louise Australia

    The G7 members will need to bring their bed bug spray with them. Blatantly flogging your failing resort to proffer from official Government business surely is illegal……even for a failing president!!

  • Olyv Oyl

    There is no question that he planned to line his pockets during his presidency all along. He said as much in the beginning. He has been the biggest shyster fraud ever, yet people are dumb enough to believe him. God save us all.

  • madbug1965

    Republicans are hypocrites and they all know it. If Obama had done something similar, they would have impeached him over. Republicans just turned a blind eye to what Trump does.

  • Pat Byrne

    Trump and his band are ALL above the law? Didn’t everyone know that? Doesn’t everyone know that trump is king? Come on, people, bow and scrape like all the other suppositories who value the king and his magnificence🤮

  • snowflake melter

    WHO CARES !! HOW MANY TRIPS AND PARTIES DID THE THE OBAMA FAMILY HAVE ?? HOW MANY OF OBAMA'S BUDDIES RECEIVED MONEY FOR B.S."GREEN" FAILED VENTURES ??

  • Arthur Radtke

    Dear G-6 allies: Please turn down the offer to hold the summit at Doral. Maybe Trump will get the message that he's not the dictator of the world.

  • Wado Waleli

    What difference does it make whether Trump breaks rules or laws anyway? He's been shown to have broken a bunch of rules AND LAWS since his election, and he hasn't been held accountable for anything, so what good is it to even speculate about his publicly recommending another breech of the Emoluments Clause when he hasn't been questioned about breeches he's already made?

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