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October 20, 2019

President Trump is backing down.

Trump announced — via his preferred method of communication — Saturday night that he is no longer planning to host the 2020 Group of Seven summit at the Trump National Doral Miami resort near Miami, Florida. In a series of tweets Trump explained his decision was the result of the backlash he received from the initial announcement, a fair amount of which was centered around accusations of self-dealing corruption.

Trump did not give up the plan lightly, however. In the tweet storm, he blamed the media and the Democratic party for their "crazed and irrational hostility" and maintained he thought he was "doing something very good for our country" while not seeking any profit. But, in the end, he relented — the president said the White House will begin searching for another host site immediately, and Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, is under consideration. Tim O'Donnell

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