Move the summit, Mr. President

New York Post Opinions 1 month ago

President Trump is 100 percent right to note that Hunter Biden profited massively off his father’s high government position: Even if none of it was ever illegal, it’s still wrong.

So why can’t the president see the problem with having next June’s G-7 summit at the Trump National in Doral, Fla.?

It doesn’t matter if the resort only charges cost, as acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney vowed Thursday — or if it’s “by far and away the best physical location.” It’s still wrong.

Even if the place is absolutely perfect — so good that it will have other world leaders backing Washington’s position on everything — it’s still the president’s resort.

Fine: Trump is rightly proud of what he built in his earlier career. But he has a new job now — and a public trust.

When you become leader of the Free World, there are some things you have to give up, including any hint of promoting your own properties.

It’s not the obscure issue of “emoluments,” nor the folks who (as Mulvaney put it) “will never get over the fact that it’s a Trump property” that you have to think about, sir.

It’s that voters expect and deserve clear signs that their president is working for them — not promoting himself.

Tell Mulvaney to line up someplace else.


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