We already know that Donald Trump cheats at golf. (He cheats at life. Why wouldn’t he cheat at a game?) So it’s clearly no shocker that Trump cheats at golf resorts, too. As in, getting them added to the list of potential G7 venues at the 11th hour in order to line his greasy pockets.
Secret Service agents had identified four U.S. sites as finalists for next year’s Group of Seven summit — but then they were told to add a new finalist: President Trump’s Doral resort, according to an internal Secret Service email released late Friday.“Our original itinerary included Hawaii, Utah, California and North Carolina,” a Secret Service official wrote, describing a trip that a team of Secret Service personnel took in July to examine the finalists. “By departure, they had already cut two (California and North Carolina) and added Miami on the back end.”“Miami” meant President Trump’s resort near the Miami airport, which hadn’t been among the original 10 sites that the Secret Service team had vetted. Although vetting of possible sites had begun in late May, the official wrote on July 12 that “yesterday was the first time we put eyes on this [Doral] property.”
Maybe it was added because it's so close to the Miami airport — as Trump has mentioned more often than he’s managed to drop Tiffany’s name in the past three years.
It couldn’t be because it’s such a great venue.
And I’m certain there’s no favoritism going on here, because that would just be unbelievably corrupt, right? Right?
The emails that tore the lid off this weak and transparent banana republic operation were sought by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which eventually had to sue to get them “when government agencies did not comply.”
So our courts still work, apparently. But how much longer?
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