BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned on Monday he would in all probability host subsequent yr’s Group of Seven summit of developed world leaders at one in every of his personal properties – the Trump Nationwide Doral golf resort in Miami.
The G7 nations take it in flip to stage the summit, typically selecting places that exhibit areas of pure magnificence.
Trump mentioned the Florida resort was an ideal alternative, each resulting from its dimension and the actual fact it was only a five-minute drive from Miami airport.
“They love the placement of the resort, in addition they like the actual fact is it proper subsequent to the airport for comfort. And it’s Miami, Doral, Miami, so it’s a nice space,” he mentioned throughout this yr’s summit within the French coastal city of Biarritz.
He mentioned a last choice had but to be taken, however added: “We haven’t had something that might even come near competing with it, particularly while you take a look at the placement.”
Trump has attended three G7 summits, in Italy, Canada and France. On every event, the assembly has been held removed from any airport that may take his Airforce One airplane, that means he has needed to be shuttled in by helicopter or by a smaller airplane.
“So many locations are so far-off, the drive is so lengthy, they want helicopters. That is someplace you may be at inside minutes of touchdown,” he mentioned.
Though he didn’t like the actual fact he needed to swap planes in France, Trump praised the set-up in Biarritz, at a convention heart overlooking the Atlantic.
“We will be taught from what they did right here, even architecturally, the way in which the rooms had been arrange and designed,” he mentioned.
He nonetheless made clear he wouldn’t produce any surprising friends, as France did by inviting Iranian International Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to carry talks on the sidelines of the gathering on Saturday.
“There gained’t be any surprises,” he mentioned.
Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Crispian Balmer; modifying by John Irish