Before he announced that Trump National Doral, Miami will not host the G7 Summit, Trump addressed criticism of acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's announcement, saying that he was trying to host the summit with “zero cost to the USA”.
.....its own 50 to 70 unit building. Would set up better than other alternatives. I announced that I would be willing to do it at NO PROFIT or, if legally permissible, at ZERO COST to the USA. But, as usual, the Hostile Media & their Democrat Partners went CRAZY!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2019
In a follow-up tweet, Trump said that the White House will try to look for another location for the 2020 summit, including Camp David – the US President’s country residence used extensively to host foreign dignitaries.
....Therefore, based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020. We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2019
The White House announcement faced criticism from members of his own party as well, including both of his announced 2020 primary challengers, former Gov. Bill Weld and former Rep. Mark Sanford, who called the decision “corrupt”. Democrats and government watchdogs have argued that Trump's businesses regularly violate the constitution by accepting patronage from domestic political organizations and foreign officials, violating the Emoluments Clause, a constitutional provision which bars the president from accepting gifts or payments from foreign countries, US states or the federal government.