Former Bush press secretary blasts Trump's 'foolish, unseemly' decision to hold G7 summit at his golf resort

Brendan Morrow

President Trump plans to hold next year's Group of Seven summit at his golf resort, and former President George W. Bush's press secretary isn't happy.

Ari Fleischer, who served as Bush's press secretary from 2001 through 2003, slammed Trump Thursday after the White House announced the 2020 Group of Seven summit will be held at Trump's Doral golf resort in Miami, as The Washington Post reports.

This, Fleischer tweeted, is "one of the most foolish, unseemly things the [White House] could do."



During a press briefing Thursday, White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney defended the choice by saying the Trump-owned property is "the best physical facility for this meeting" and saying that Trump wouldn't profit in "any way, shape or form." But when asked if the White House would share documents showing how they arrived at this decision, he said, "absolutely not."