- Jul 28, 2013
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Speaking of Camp David, it was used in 2012 under Obama but it wasn't the first choice. Chicago was the first choice but it didn't work out.All fair, and I'd like to learn how Camp David, which has hosted 'G' summits before, stacks up against Doral venue in these regards.
Might be. Might not be. Dunno. Kinda keeping an open mind to both sides of this, not having formulated an opinion as of yet. Would like more information, actually.
But suffice it to say that it's not a emoluments clause issue, clearly, as there's no profit being made.
I believe it was the last time we hosted a G-8 and now G-7 because Russia was kicked out.
Here is a list of the leaders of the countries at that time and the cabins they stayed in at Camp David that wasn't the administration's first choice.
Aspen Lodge (JFK Library)
President Obama - Aspen Lodge
French President Hollande - Birch cabin
Russian Prime Minister Medvedev - Dogwood cabin
German Chancellor Merkel - Red Oak cabin
British Prime Minister Cameron - Maple cabin
Canadian Prime Minister Harper - Rosebud cabin
EU Presidents Van Rompuy and Barroso - Hickory Lodge
Japanese Prime Minister Noda - Hawthorn cabin
Italian Prime Minister Monti - Southern Pine cabin
No leader except Merkel who is holding on by a fine line will be attending the next G-7 the U.S. hosts
Every host of the G-7 is expected to give a gift to other leaders. Obama gave each leader a leather jacket commemorating the Summit.
About Camp David: G8 Summit 2012 at Camp David
There are multiple leaders currently in the G-7 that love golf. Especially Abe of Japan. There's no golf course at Camp David.
Doral has 4 championship golf courses.