President Trump has awarded the 2020 G-7 Summit of world leaders to his own private company, scheduling the summit for June at his Trump Doral golf resort outside Miami, the White House announced on Thursday.
That decision is without precedent in modern American history: the president used his public office to direct a massive contract to himself. The G-7 Summit draws hundreds of diplomats, journalists and security personnel, and provides a worldwide spotlight.
The announcement to chose the presidents own club as the site of an international summit comes as Trump is in the midst of twin crises that are consuming his presidency a hasty and confused American retreat in Syria, and a growing impeachment inquiry in Congress.
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