Donald Trump says he is likely to host the 2020 G7 summit in Florida, at or near his Doral golf club, for the convenience of visiting leaders.
Trump told reporters traveling with him in France that the summit is likely to be in Miami, right next to the international airport & # 39; when it's his turn to organize the elite conference.
He said it would take & # 39; hours and hours to reach certain locations & # 39; so he tends to the state he considers a second home.
When asked if he plans to welcome guest leaders to Trump National Doral Miami, he said: & # 39; We will see. & # 39;
But he went on to connect the two locations and said it was anything but certain it would be in Miami, Doral. & # 39; This is something you will be literally within minutes of landing. I think they appreciate that. & # 39;
Donald Trump says he is likely to host the 2020 G7 summit in Florida, at or near his Doral golf club, for the convenience of visiting leaders. He made the comments from France on the last day of the current meeting
Immediately asked if he is planning to host guest leaders in Trump National Doral Miami, he said: & # 39; We will see & # 39;
Trump also promised that he would not surprise & # 39; & # 39; at its peak – in response to the Iranian Foreign Minister's unplanned visit to Biarritz. He suggested that he openly invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the meeting from which he was excluded in 2014.
& # 39; I think Russia, we were talking about Russia, my tendency is to say yes. Some people disagree with me, & he acknowledged. & # 39; I find it advantageous. & # 39;
Trump claimed on Sunday that a & # 39; number of people would like to see Russia again & # 39; in the Group of Seven. He said it & # 39; certainly possible & # 39; is that Putin would be invited.
The US president claimed from a current G7 summit that there was a & # 39; lively discussion & # 39; had occurred and & # 39; some & # 39; leaders had said they wanted to take Russia back to the group.
In a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the US President said: & We have a number of people who would like to see Russia again.
& # 39; I think it would be beneficial for many things in the world. I think it would be positive. Other people agree with me and that is something we are talking about. & # 39;
Trump added: & # 39; I don't know if we will make a decision in any way, but we had a discussion last night about Russia whether or not to invite them. & # 39;
& # 39; Other people agree, and some people don't necessarily agree, & # 39; he said. & # 39; Maybe we don't do it. Maybe we just leave it as it is. & # 39;
GOOD, DONALD: Trump said Sunday that & # 39; some & # 39; leaders prefer to add Putin. He refused to tell reporters who went to Moscow privately
It was not clear who Trump meant when he said that some leaders went with him. He refused to disclose additional details of the private conversations at his press pool.
& # 39; I could, but I don't think it's necessary, & # 39; he claimed in a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
But he said he was surprised by a & # 39; pair & # 39; voices that supported the statement because he didn't think that & # 39; they have a good relationship & # 39; with Moscow.
& # 39; No decision. No decision has yet been taken. We did not vote or anything, & he said about the talks about next year's summit.
Finance Minister Steve Mnuchin later told DailyMail.com, in the US archive, that Trump had not decided whether to invite Putin to the meeting that will take place in the United States next year.
& # 39; There are parts of the world where we have shared interests that are important. They are clearly a large nuclear energy. We are interested in other weapons control with them, & he said. & # 39; But there are problems why we may not want them at the table. So the president hasn't made any decisions yet. & # 39;
Mnuchin said he was not present for the conversation Trump referred to.
Heads of government dined privately Saturday night in the Biarritz lighthouse.
& # 39; I wasn't in that discussion, so I can't literally say what happened in it. I can tell you that the President did not make a decision next year, & he said.
He added: & # 39; My understanding, speaking to the president, there is a lot of reason why it would be important to leave Russia there. & # 39;
Hedging, he acknowledged that there are also reasons not to invite Putin to come to America in 2020.
The president is up for re-election next year, and his ties with Moscow will be an easy Democratic target.
Trump revealed that G7 leaders have a & # 39; lively discussion & # 39; about Russia during a breakfast with Boris Johnson in the UK.
Asked if they were talking about Putin and if he would be invited to attend next year's meeting to be held in the United States on Sunday morning, Trump said they did.
& # 39; I don't know that. We talked about it, & # 39; he said, adding that it & # 39; certainly possible & # 39; is that Putin could be invited.
Trump then said that there was a & # 39; vivid & # 39; and & # 39; really good & # 39; discussion took place, with Johnson adding: & # 39; It was lively & # 39 ;.
The British Prime Minister did not confront Trump during the meeting, but he had said head of the summit that Russia should not be taken over. He mentioned the occupation of Ukraine and the poisoning of a former double agent who lived in England.
Officials from Canada and France had also said no to Russia's return. Putin will not be welcome until Russia leaves the Crimean peninsula, the nations say.
The only other G7 leader who has publicly supported Trump's position is the Italian Prime Minister, and he is a lame duck now that he has resigned.
US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hold a bilateral meeting at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France. US ambassador to France Jamie McCourt sits next to POTUS on his right, and US finance minister Steve Mnuchin sits on his left
Donald Trump was disappointed with his reporting on the first day of the summit. He complained Sunday morning in a series of tweets about alleged & # 39; fake news & # 39;
Trump presented a rosier scenario several times on Sunday than other leaders about the discussions that took place in private conversations.
Trump also claimed that he got no pressure on his escalating dispute with China from heads of state attending the summit.
& # 39; No. Not at all. I didn't hear that at all, no. I think they respect the trade war, & he had claimed. & # 39; So the answer is, nobody told me that and nobody would tell me that. & # 39;
Johnson told him minutes later, on camera, that he had to scale back the rates.
& # 39; But only to record the vague, sheepish note of our view of the trade war, do we support trade peace in general, and reject it if we can, & # 39; Johnson told him.
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