Sunday Supplement: Trump backs-off G-7 venue as fissures emerge in Republican solidarity

The Secular Jurist

By Robert A. Vella

Here’s our news supplement for this Sunday:

Trump backs-off G-7 venue

From:  After Criticism, Trump to Select New Location for G7

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Saturday that he would no longer hold next year’s Group of 7 meeting at his luxury golf club near Miami, a swift reversal after two days of intense criticism over awarding his family company a major diplomatic event.

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The decision to host the Group of 7 at Mr. Trump’s club was first announced by Mick Mulvaney, the president’s acting chief of staff, during a news briefing on Thursday at the White House, but Mr. Trump had hinted that the resort would be a possibility for months. Democrats immediately portrayed the plan as a blatant act of self-dealing corruption, and ethics lawyers said payments from the visiting delegations could violate the emoluments clause of the Constitution, which forbids the…

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