President Trump on Tuesday blamed “Radical Left Democrats” for spreading a “false and nasty rumor” a couple of bedbug infestation at his golf resort in Doral, Fla., after he stated he want to maintain subsequent 12 months’s Group of Seven summit on the property.
“No bedbugs at Doral,” Trump wrote in a midmorning tweet. “The Radical Left Democrats, upon listening to that the superbly positioned (for the following G-7) Doral Nationwide MIAMI was into account for the following G-7, unfold that false and nasty rumor. Not good!”
In 2016, Doral was sued by a former visitor, Eric Linder, who stated he had been bitten a number of occasions by mattress bugs whereas staying within the luxe Jack Nicklaus Villa at Trump’s property.
Linder alleged that the villa had a “extreme mattress bug infestation.” The Trump Group denied the allegation, with out going into element. It settled the case in 2017, shortly after Trump’s inauguration.
Stories in regards to the settlement resurfaced on social media Monday after Trump held a joint information convention with French President Emmanuel Macron on the finish of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France. On the information convention, Trump sought to make a case for convening on the Trump Nationwide Doral Miami subsequent 12 months when the US hosts the G-7 summit.
By Monday night time, the hashtag “#TrumpBedBugs” was trending on Twitter.
These needling Trump included college professor and writer Seth Abramson, who wrote: “Subsequent 12 months it’s the ‘G-7 Million’ — seven world leaders and the 6,999,993 bedbugs at Trump Doral.”
At Monday’s information convention, Trump touted the placement and facilities of his property.
“Doral occurs to be … solely 5 minutes from the airport, the airport’s proper subsequent door,” he advised reporters. “And by the best way, my folks checked out 12 websites, all good, however some had been two hours from the airport, some 4 hours.
“Now we have a sequence of magnificent buildings, we name them bungalows, they every maintain from 50 to 70 rooms, they’ve magnificent views,” he added. “And what we’ve got is also Miami.”
It was unclear late Monday whether or not Trump had formally chosen Doral. Trump stated he had not. However after he spoke, the White Home’s official Twitter account appeared to say he had — calling Doral “the placement of the following [G-7] summit.”
In different morning tweets, Trump took goal on the information media, claiming it had unfairly lined a summit in France that ended with no main breakthroughs.
“The G-7 was a fantastic success for the USA and all,” Trump wrote. “LameStream Media protection bore NO relationship to what really occurred in France – FAKE NEWS. It was GREAT!”
Josh Dawsey and David Fahrenthold contributed to this report.