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Trump Praises Miami Club as Site for Next G7 Summit

President Donald Trump said Monday that his private golf resort near Miami is the likely venue for next year's Group of Seven summit, when it's the United States' turn to host the annual gathering.

He said a final decision has not been made.

Trump said the club, Trump National Doral, is located minutes from Miami's international airport and has plenty of acreage and properties to accommodate the G-7 leaders and their delegations.

"It's right next to the airport, right there meaning a few minutes away, it's a great place, it's got tremendous acreage, many hundreds of acres, so we can handle whatever happens, people are really liking it," Trump said.

Trump was speaking on the sidelines of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, answering reporters' questions during a bilateral with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

"He should not be using his office, the office of the presidency, the most important position in the free world, to benefit himself and his corporation and that is exactly what he is doing," Miami-Dade Democrats Chair Steve Simeonidis said in a statement.

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