One month after Trump unleashed the latest round of outrage after he said next year’s G-7 summit would take place at his Doral golf resort in Florida, sparking angry accusations that this was just another (potentially impeachable) example of self-dealing, and forcing Trump to promptly drop this plan, moments ago the president unveiled the G-7 meeting would instead take place at the historic Camp David secluded traditional presidential retreat in Maryland, which had originally been speculated to be the G7 venue all along.
“It’s nearby. It’s close. it will be at Camp David, which is a place that people like,” he said in response to a reporter’s question at the NATO summit in London.
The summit is scheduled to take place from June 10 to June 12 next year.
It’s no secret that Trump has traditionally not been a big fan of the woodsy charms of Camp David, the secluded traditional presidential retreat in Maryland. Before winning the presidential election, he told a reporter:
Camp David is very rustic, it’s nice, you’d like it. You know how long you’d like it? For about 30 minutes