“Doral’s Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez, understandably, has other considerations, appreciating that his city will be in the global spotlight. Trump had already hinted at the G-7 held this year in France that the next summit was destined for his resort. Bermudez told the Editorial Board that mention led the city to smartly earmark about $300,000 to cover the expense of security and police overtime.”
(The G7 in France happened in late August.)
This article also said Mar a Lago was one of the other sites considered.
This bombshell is getting undercovered because of all the other horrible shit the demon in chief is stirring up every day, but it is going to stay in the news because like everything related to Trump, it makes NO sense.
These events are supposed to be held in pastoral type resorts where there is not lots of dense normal activity to be disrupted, and where security is easier, not on the edge of a huge city, under the flight path of one of the world’s busiest airports. It is clearly a lie that this golf resort was chosen by carefully considering 10 or 12 places and picking the most suitable. It is SO obvious Trump bullied this decision through, and demanded an elaborate lie be told about “the selection process”. Doesn’t this sound nauseatingly familiar?!
This is from The Miami Herald, July 31st. I can’t read it because I am not a subscriber. But the date and the fact that it seems to claim Trump was planning to host the G7 then I think is a big deal:
This apparently was originally in the New York Times, August 27:
" Unlike more typical, secluded summit venues, the resort would be difficult to secure: Its entrance, lined by palm trees, lies near one of the busiest intersections in Doral. Last year, an armed man opened fire on police officers inside the hotel lobby. Trump has visited the property only once as president, for a Republican National Committee fundraiser in June.
The Secret Service informed the Doral Police Department two months ago that the resort was among a dozen potential venues for the summit, Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez said.
“It gives us great exposure, to have an event of this magnitude,” he said. “But logistically, it’s going to be a heck of a lift.”"