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Sun Oct 20, 2019, 03:45 PM

Trump is 'in the hospitality business,' Mulvaney says, after president reverses plan to host summit

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Source: Yahoo News

(full title) Trump is 'in the hospitality business,' Mulvaney says, after president reverses plan to host summit at his golf club

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday defended President Trump’s decision — reversed in a tweet late Saturday — to host next year’s G-7 summit at his resort hotel near Miami, saying the president “still considers himself to be in the hospitality business".

In a pointed interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday,” Mulvaney also defended his controversial remarks that on their face supported the case that Trump had offered to resume military aid to Ukraine in exchange for help from that country’s president in pursuing an investigation into the 2016 U.S. election. He said his words were taken out of context — he never uttered the damaging phrase “quid pro quo” — but Wallace didn’t seem convinced.

... Mulvaney, who had previously dismissed Camp David as a G-7 meeting site, said that Trump was “honestly surprised at the level of pushback” over the plan to host next year’s gathering at Trump National Doral golf resort in Florida.

... “At the end of the day he still considers himself to be in the hospitality business, and he saw an opportunity to take the biggest leaders from around the world and he wanted to put on the absolute best show, the best visit that he possibly could, and he was very comfortable doing that at Doral,” Mulvaney said. “I think we were all surprised at the level of pushback. I think it’s the right decision to change and we’ll have to find someplace else, and my guess is we’ll find someplace else the media won’t like for another reason.”



Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/trump-is-in-the-hospitality-business-mulvaney-says-after-president-reverses-plan-to-host-summit-at-his-golf-club-163155652.html



Kadia Tubman Reporter, Yahoo News, October 20, 2019
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And Wallace pushes back and then ensues an incredible and funny dialog (in a pathetic way).

There's also plenty of dialog and background on Mulvaney reversing himself on whether Trump was holding back on military aid to Ukraine in exchange for information on a political rival. ... "He said his words were taken out of context — he never uttered the damaging phrase “quid pro quo” — but Wallace didn’t seem convinced."

There's a video of it at the link.

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Reply Trump is 'in the hospitality business,' Mulvaney says, after president reverses plan to host summit (Original post)
progree Oct 20 OP
world wide wally Oct 20 #1
iluvtennis Oct 20 #28
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Oct 20 #30
SWBTATTReg Oct 20 #2
flibbitygiblets Oct 20 #3
Scarsdale Oct 21 #34
BlueStater Oct 20 #4
progree Oct 20 #7
Fragment Oct 20 #5
NonPC Oct 20 #6
progree Oct 20 #9
Duckandcover Oct 20 #8
progree Oct 20 #11
llmart Oct 20 #13
sarge43 Oct 20 #15
yaesu Oct 20 #10
Think-b4-U-act Oct 20 #21
Scarsdale Oct 21 #35
BumRushDaShow Oct 20 #12
Retrograde Oct 20 #14
truthisfreedom Oct 20 #16
TheCowsCameHome Oct 20 #17
progree Oct 20 #18
The Liberal Lion Oct 20 #19
Progressive dog Oct 20 #20
Nitram Oct 20 #22
flibbitygiblets Oct 20 #24
NastyRiffraff Oct 20 #23
Evolve Dammit Oct 20 #25
IronLionZion Oct 20 #26
lonely bird Oct 20 #27
gembaby1 Oct 20 #29
wnylib Oct 21 #31
progree Oct 21 #32
tclambert Oct 21 #33
Vinca Oct 21 #36
EllieBC Oct 21 #37

Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 03:50 PM

1. He sure as hell shouldn't be in the Presidenting business

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 09:40 PM

28. + 1.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 10:15 PM

30. I thought Fat Donnie was in the hostility business.

Reading his tweets, listening to his rallies, looking at his facile expressions -- he's definitely the most hostile person I've ever seen.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 03:52 PM

2. Surprised at the level of pushback...god, how dumb do they think we all are? Do these people...

working for rump have any brains at all, or even consider what negative optics this shows ... a clear path to rump's wallet? And this guy Mulvaney is a tea party guy, supporting this effort to have the event at Doral? What a farce and what an idiot. And a hypocrite too of the highest order.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 04:00 PM

3. Our elected leaders need to start REAL investigations into the Trump children

Tweedle dee and Tweedle dumb, making $$$$ off the Dump hotels due to all the foreign leaders staying there since their grifting dat got installed by the Russians. Start investigating NOW, while the memory of the failed G7 grift-a-thon is still fresh in the public's mind.

Ivanka getting Chinese patents since Trump in office, sitting in at the UN and mixing business with politics with world leaders, despite being an unelected cabinet member as it were. And of course the private emails, every bit as egregious as HRC's, only AFTER explicit rules were put in place to avoid this in the future.

Jared making millions in real estate while dealing with foreign leaders in an unelected position, plus all the secrecy and questions around his security clearance

And all of them going along on taxpayer-funded junkets to foreign countries.

Trump/Giuliani and the rest of the goon squad wants to go after Hunter Biden, really? OK, let's turn the fucking tables, there's *actual* crimes being committed here!! Not just "suspicious"! Not just "improper", or "ill-advised". ACTUAL crimes! Why am I not hearing about anyone going after these unbridled hypocrites??

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:59 AM

34. Exactly. The gop

claims the tRump campaign wanted to go after "improper dealings" overseas. Take a look at this WH. Plenty of fodder there to clean up corruption in THIS country. What a joke the gop turned out to be. Party of "family values" has NO values, family or otherwise. Blatant, in your face corruption from the entire group. They are turning this country into a banana republic, led by the worst excuse for a president to ever hold office. We deserve to know what the HELL is wrong with tRump. Is he mentally unfit? I would vote YES, from all indications. He is suffering from mental decline, obviously. This circus of an administration has lasted too long.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 04:03 PM

4. I got excited for a millisecond.

I read the headline as "Trump is in hospice".

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 04:10 PM

7. +++

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 04:05 PM

5. He shouldn't be in the hospitality business, either.

Has there ever been a more inhospitable person?

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 04:09 PM

6. Just Like the Mob is in the Insurance Business

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Response to NonPC (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 04:33 PM

9. The mob is in the contruction business too in NYC, and Trump and the mob did each other favors

detailed in David Cay Johnston's book, "The Making of Donald Trump", and I'm sure in many other books and articles.

The book made the point that pretty much everybody doing construction in New York City, at least on a large scale, had to get along with the mob to some extent, but Trump went much further than most.

The one part I remember from the book was during a strike, the mob made sure that Trump got all the steel and concrete he needed, while most other builders were left hanging.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 04:19 PM

8. Yes He Is

 

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Response to Duckandcover (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 04:36 PM

11. This might be the thread winner, but it's still early.

And that yellow sign on the cage near the far left: "Pod 2".

It's like something from a dystopian science fiction movie. "Darth, rip that crying toddler away from his mother and put him away in Pod 2, where we will give him plenty to cry about"

Sheesh.

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Response to Duckandcover (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 04:49 PM

13. +1000

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Response to Duckandcover (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 04:56 PM

15. Whitford just gave Democrats a gift n/t

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 04:34 PM

10. His only business should be the presidency, he has no business doing anything else. nt

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Response to yaesu (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 05:29 PM

21. + 1000

 

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Response to yaesu (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:03 AM

35. No, he should not be

in the "presidency business" He has no idea what the HELL he is doing, apart from enriching himself and his useless "kids".

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 04:41 PM

12. When I heard that on my local news radio station this afternoon

I started screaming at the radio. The final thing I yelled was - "Well then resign and do the 'hospitality' (from inside a prison)!!".

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 04:51 PM

14. He's in the raking-in-as-much-as-he-can business

I'd be a lot happier if he were in the "hospitality" business: then I could continue to ignore him like I did before 2016.

How did he get it into his thick overcombed head that being president was a side gig?

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 05:01 PM

16. Naw, he's a game show host and he just got the hook.

Nobody wants to put up with his con-job bullshit anymore.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 05:09 PM

17. Auuugh! You had me at "Trump is in the hospital"

Damn. No such luck.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #17)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 05:15 PM

18. Yeah, since the title of my OP was too long to fit in the title line, I'm thinking - rather than

editing it by cutting off the end, maybe I could have edited it by removing excess characters from near the beginning.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 05:19 PM

19. Mulvaney just doesn't know how to quit.

I mean there's stupid and then there is this. Despite the nightmare we inflicted on ourselves with this criminal in the White House we should at least be thanking our lucky stars that they are so damn inept.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 05:24 PM

20. I hope Mulvaney gets to spend a lot of time

in prison with his boss and the rest of the Trump crime family.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 05:45 PM

22. So Mulvaney follows up admitting a quid pro quo in Ukraine with acknowledgement that Trump

is neck deep in emoluments. The president is president, and most definitely not a hotelier.Unless he plans to break his oath of office. Again.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #22)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 05:53 PM

24. Mulvaney's going to be in the "unemployed jackass" business by the end of the year

at the rate he's going the past couple of days. Which begs the question, "will he flip for a deal?".


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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 05:48 PM

23. Is Mulvaney TRYING to be fired?

It sure seems like it. I for one will miss him. He's the gift that keeps on giving.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 06:15 PM

25. More like "in the ethics violation business." Or "emoluments clause violations business." Or...

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 07:29 PM

26. Then resign the presidency you crook

go do your hospitality business without screwing up everything else in the world

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 08:37 PM

27. Hey! Mick, you asshat.

Donnie does not get to get rich on taxpayer dollars. It’s in the constitution, you piece of crap.

And we better get our shit together to defeat this disgusting meat sack in 2020. If he wins because of MAGAts there will be hell to pay here and around the world.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 10:01 PM

29. Hospitality, my ass!

Yes, I’m sure many first class hotels leave you with legions of bed-bug bites.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 12:33 AM

31. Oh really? Trump is in the hospitality

business?

His ONLY business should be governing this republic by the principles in the Constitution and leading this nation as an example of a functioning democracy. Since he obviously can't do that and doesn't even pretend to, ,he needs to get the hell out of the WH and take his crime family and mob pals with him.

As for hospitality, I think there are several thousand guests at the border who will not give his facilities good ratings.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #31)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 12:47 AM

32. Yes, an example of his border hospitality (thanks to DuckandCover in #8 above, and to

Bradley Whitford


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Response to progree (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 01:03 AM

33. Does this mean every kid in a cage gets a mint on their pillow?

Yes, very hospitable. "Welcome to America. Get in the cage. Oh, here's a mint. By the way, you'll never see your parents again."

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Response to progree (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 07:12 AM

36. Given his recent actions, he should be in the funeral business.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 12:43 PM

37. I thought a President could not be in any business

except the business of government???

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