U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that being president has cost him between $2 billion and $5 billion that he would have made if he had continued running his business instead of getting into politics.
But, he told reporters, “If I had it to go it again I would do it in an instant, because who cares, if you can afford it, what difference does it make?”
Trump expressed annoyance at having to reverse his determination to stage the Group of Seven summit in June at his Trump Nationwide Doral golf resort within the Miami space.
His plan to have the occasion at Doral drew sharp criticism from each Republicans and Democrats who mentioned it appeared that he was making the most of being president.
Trump dismissed what he referred to as “this phony emoluments clause,” a line within the U.S. Structure that stops the president and lawmakers from making the most of their places of work. Critics regularly accuse Trump of violating the emoluments clause.
Donald Trump gripes about “phony emoluments clause”
The president ran a string of resorts world wide earlier than being elected president. His kids have largely taken over operating the household enterprise.
“Whether or not I misplaced $2 billion, $5 billion or much less, it doesn’t make any distinction. I don’t care,” Trump mentioned. “I’m doing this for the nation. I’m doing it for the folks.”
Trump had mentioned he would have the G7 summit at Doral with out value to U.S. taxpayers however will now search for different websites.
“I don’t suppose it’ll be as thrilling or nearly as good,” he mentioned.