Trump Says His Resort Will No Longer Host 2020 G-7 Summit

Trump Says His Resort Will No Longer Host 2020 G-7 Summit
Lawmakers had already begun writing legislation to push back against the use of Trump's property to host the G-7 summit.

Following intense bipartisan criticism, President Donald Trump announced that his Trump National Doral Miami resort in Florida will no longer host next year's Group of Seven summit.

President Trump tweeted Saturday night that his intention was to do something "very good" for the country, but "irrational hostility" from both "the hostile media and their Democrat partners" has led his administration to search for a new location for the 2020 G-7 summit.

On Thursday, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney announced that the summit would be held at Trump National Doral, a resort in Florida that President Trump still owns and profits from. At the time, Mulvaney argued that there would be no conflict of interest because Trump would not profit in "any way, shape or form."

The announcement immediately caused harsh backlash from lawmakers who said that holding the summit at the president's property would violate the Emoluments clause in the Constitution. Members of Congress quickly moved to write legislation to block Trump from holding the summit at his resort.

In his tweet, President Trump said the administration was considering Camp David as a possibility. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN