G-7

  • Group of 7 Mar 26

    G-7 Foreign Ministers Spar Over Coronavirus Amid Pandemic

    Foreign ministers from the Group of 7 leading industrialized democracies have sparred over whether to call out China as the source of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Donald Trump Oct 21, 2019

    Trump Blames ‘Phony Emoluments Clause’ for Scrapped Plan to Host G-7 at His Miami Resort

    President Donald Trump on Monday defended his original decision to host the 2020 G-7 summit of world leaders at his private resort in Miami, blaming what he called the “phony” emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution for his abrupt reversal, NBC News reported. “You people with this phony emoluments clause,” Trump told reporters at the White House during a Cabinet...

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2019

    Mulvaney’s Missteps Draw Scrutiny From Trump Allies

    For Mick Mulvaney, the hits just keep on coming. First, President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff stirred up a tempest by acknowledging that the administration had held up aid to Ukraine in part to prod that country to investigate Democrats and the 2016 elections. Then Mulvaney went on television Sunday to defend his boss in effusive terms — and...

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2019

    White House: Summit at Trump Property Would Look ‘Lousy’

    President Donald Trump dropped plans to hold an international summit at his Doral resort in Florida after realizing “it looks lousy” to steer business to his own property, his acting chief of staff said Sunday. Mick Mulvaney said Trump was “honestly surprised by the level of pushback” against his choice of Doral for next year’s Group of Seven gathering. He...

  • Donald Trump Oct 19, 2019

    Analysis: Confronted by Impeachment, Trump Adds to the Chaos

    The impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump has thrust Washington into a political crisis. And Trump keeps adding to the chaos. In the four weeks since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., launched the investigation, Trump has taken steps that have drawn more criticism, not less, repeatedly testing the loyalty of his stalwart Republican allies. His actions have both intensified the...

  • Donald Trump Oct 17, 2019

    Mulvaney: Withholding Military Aid to Ukraine Was Linked to Probe of Democrats

    The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Donald Trump’s decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a shifting new explanation about events at the heart of the impeachment inquiry. The admission from acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney undercut the president’s...

  • Donald Trump Oct 17, 2019

    White House: US to Host Next G-7 Summit at Trump National Doral Miami

    The White House said Thursday it has chosen President Donald Trump’s golf resort near Miami as the site for next year’s Group of Seven summit. The announcement to hold the event at Trump National Doral comes at the same time the president has accused Joe Biden’s family of profiting from public office because of Hunter Biden’s business activities in Ukraine...

  • Donald Trump Oct 17, 2019

    G-7 to Be Held at Trump Doral Resort in 2020

    Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney announced on Thursday that the G-7 summit will be held at President Donald Trump’s National Doral Resort in Florida from June 10 through June 12, 2020. When reporters asked about how selecting a Trump property could have the appearance of a conflict of interest, Mulvaney said the president believed benefits of hosting…

  • Donald Trump Sep 6, 2019

    Moving Beyond Mueller, Democrats Focus on Trump’s Properties

    Casting their Trump nets beyond the special counsel’s Russia report, House Democrats are demanding information about the spending of taxpayer money at the president’s hotels and properties. They’re seeing violations of the U.S. Constitution that some think could bolster the case for his impeachment. There have been “multiple efforts” by President Donald Trump and administration officials to spend federal money...

  • Donald Trump Sep 1, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump’s Swipe at Puerto Rico, G-7 Comments

    President Donald Trump presented a distorted picture of the auto industry, told a fanciful story about Iran duping Barack Obama and took a misinformed swipe at Puerto Rico just as its residents braced for a catastrophe that didn’t come. A look at some statements by Trump and his team during a week bookended by the Group of Seven summit and...

  • Donald Trump Aug 28, 2019

    House Panel to Investigate Trump’s Plan to Host G-7 Summit at His Doral Resort

    The House Judiciary Committee announced on Wednesday plans to investigate President Donald Trump’s proposal to hold the 2020 G-7 meeting at his Trump National Doral Miami Golf Resort, NBC News reported.. “The President’s personal financial interests are clearly shaping decisions about official U.S. government activities, and this is precisely the type of risk that the Constitution’s Emoluments Clauses were intended...

  • Facebook Aug 27, 2019

    Bolsonaro Demands Macron Apologize Before Accepting Amazon Aid

    Brazil insisted on Tuesday that it would set conditions for accepting any aid from the world’s richest nations to help fight Amazon fires, saying France couldn’t protect the Notre Dame Cathedral from fire devastation and should focus on its own problems. The increasingly personal feud between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and French leader Emmanuel Macron threatened to derail a pledge...

  • Donald Trump Aug 27, 2019

    ‘No Bedbugs at Doral’: Trump Defends Florida Club He Wants for G7

    President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that his golf resort near Miami does not have bedbugs, a defense that comes a day after he promoted the club as a possible site for next year’s Group of Seven summit, NBC News reported. “No bedbugs at Doral,” the president wrote of the 800-acre Trump National Doral Miami. “The Radical Left Democrats, upon hearing...

  • Donald Trump Aug 26, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump’s Mistold Tale of Obama and Iran

    President Donald Trump on Monday assailed the Obama administration for being hoodwinked by Iran, making his case with a frequently told and false story about the U.S. giving billions of dollars to Tehran. In an extended news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron and other remarks at the G-7 summit, Trump also asserted inaccurately that the U.S. has the cleanest...

  • Donald Trump Aug 26, 2019

    Trump on Profiting From Presidency: ‘I Don’t Care About Making Money’

    When asked about his idea of hosting next year’s G7 summit at his Miami golf resort, Trump denied he’s profiting off the presidency. “We haven’t found anything that’s even close to competing with it,” he told reporters from the G7 meeting in Biarritz, France.

  • Donald Trump Aug 25, 2019

    Trump Sends Mixed Messages to China on Trade War

    Injecting fresh uncertainty at a time of global economic jitters, President Donald Trump sent mixed messages Sunday on the U.S.-China trade war as leaders at a global summit pushed the unpredictable American president to ease frictions over tariffs and cooperate on other geopolitical challenges. Trump’s head-snapping comments at the Group of Seven summit about his escalating trade fight with China...

  • Donald Trump Aug 25, 2019

    High-Stakes Gamble: Iranian Envoy Gets Surprise G-7 Invite

    A top Iranian official paid an unannounced visit Sunday to the G-7 summit and headed straight toward the heart of the city where leaders of the world’s major democracies have been debating how to handle the country’s nuclear ambitions. France’s surprise invitation of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was a high-stakes gamble for French President Emmanuel Macron, who is...

  • Donald Trump Aug 25, 2019

    Johnson Acknowledges Touch and Go Prospects for Brexit Deal

    U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged Sunday that the prospect of a Brexit deal was “touch and go,” as other European Union capitals grasp the problems Britain has with the withdrawal agreement. Speaking on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit, Johnson said that in the last few days, following visits to France and Germany, it has dawned on...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2018

    Trump Says He Rejected Meeting With Trudeau; Canada Disagrees

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he rejected a one-on-one meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the trade dispute involving the North American neighbors and renewed his threat to slap tariffs on cars imported from Canada as negotiations drag on. Trudeau spokeswoman Eleanore Catenaro said in response: “No meeting was requested. We don’t have any comment beyond...

  • Donald Trump Jul 26, 2018

    The Pentagon Just Got One Step Closer to Awarding Its $10 Billion Cloud Contract

    The Defense Department took a large step forward Thursday in its march toward procuring a secure cloud software, an acquisition potentially worth up to $10 billion. After a nearly two-month delay, the Pentagon released its final request for proposal for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, contract. The long-awaited final request for proposal simply outlines what companies will have...

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