There are thousands and thousands of resorts in the United States, but the White House has decided to hold next year’s G7 at one of Donald Trump’s own. Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney made the announcement today in the rarely used White House briefing room. Mulvaney admitted it was Trump’s own idea to have the summit at his property.
When the possibility of Trump hosting the summit at his own resort first surfaced back in August, there were a lot of questions about whether this would be unethical or even illegal. At the time Trump remarked, “I’m not going to make any money. I don’t care about making money.”
That’s something the Mulvaney tried to echo today.
Questions are already swirling over whether there will be Congressional oversight into this decision.