US President Donald Trump is scheduled to host the convene the Group of Seven economic summit of developed world leaders (G7 Summit), and the White House announced it would be held in the Trump National Doral golf resort near Miami, one Trump's own properties.
White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said Trump would not use his personal property to host the Summit for profit.
However, Trump and his administration have been accused of a number of conflicts of interest in financial matters, and Congress is also investigating the matter in the face of ongoing criticism.
The G7 summit will be held in Doral on June 10-12, 2020, as it was deemed appropriate out of 12 potential locations in other states of the US for the purpose of holding the Summit, Mulvaney said speaking to media.
Mulvaney noted that the summit would be costly and that Trump's resort would save millions of dollars, and that it would be cheaper compared to other select buildings.
The resort is well equipped with facilities for conventions, he added.
Trump over the past period has been attacking his political rival, Joe Biden, a powerful Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president, targeting his son's Ukrainian and Chinese ties. However, so far, Trump has not been able to substantiate those links.
Asked how the president's use of private business property for government official calls differs from Trump's allegations against Biden, Mulvaney told reporters that Trump does not expect any gain from holding the G7 summit on his private property and that his family had made their money before Trump became president in January 2017.