Washington  — US President Donald Trump abandoned plans late on Saturday to host the 2020’s Group of Seven (G7) summit at his Florida golf resort, after Democrats and others had decried the selection as evidence of the president misusing his office for personal gain.

In a series of tweets, Trump said he would drop the plan announced on Thursday by White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to host the meeting at Trump National Doral golf resort near Miami from June 10 to 12. Trump cited what he termed "Crazed and Irrational Hostility" from Democrats and the news media in explaining the reversal. "We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately," he wrote.

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