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Seven twenty twenty there were a lot of issues with this obviously even though they were saying that there weren't going to be any profits or that it will be done at cost what does that mean there was no way for us to know what it meant and how are we supposed to know that you're not going to profit off of it I'm they weren't really committing to like releasing all their documents about it and you're promoting your own role but he but he didn't show we have a his strea- of what he charges the taxpayers every time he goes to one of his properties? Mri You have talked a lot over the years about how trump actions are never quite as intense as his threats but I think that back but I mean still does seem pretty notable that he had to backtrack so quickly so adamant about this saying like this is the best place in America to host the summit look trump backtracks a lot but to say that his actions are never quite as intensive as threats I can't really say that after Syria which I know we'll get to later but he backtracked because on characteristically for him he seems to have I did that. He's just fighting on too many fronts and he's fighting with his own party onto many fronts so it wasn't the media in the crazed Democrat publican's there is a meeting at Camp David with moderate Republicans and Mick Mulvaney and it was getting harder and harder for Republicans to defend him the cons two two states very clearly that beyond the salary that the president gets he should take no other remuneration from the states and then there is another clause that he should make no money from foreign governments this is a clause he referred to during today's cabinet meeting it's phony but of course it is not phony it is in the constitution Alan I mean this has been something that has been central to trump's presidency this idea that he did not divest from his company He claims that he is no longer involved with his company but in this case he was saying that somehow he would make sure that he would not profit and that they would do that cost well how how are these decisions getting made if he's not actually talking to sons about the way the businesses run he said he he would have nothing to do with it businesses yet. He constantly talks about his properties he constantly visits his properties with taxpayer-funded personnel in toe so given that no like you said this is a constant thing in a lower level why do you think this particular decision is something that caused a Republican allies to say and we're not going to go to fed that in you know I I've been talking to a lot of ethics experts like in the past two weeks or so and partly about like President Trump's children's involvement and his businesses but the reason why is because the president has been making a case against a Joe Biden saying that Joe Biden was enriching himself when he was vice president or that his son his family was through Hunter Biden's business in Ukraine and China so to have the president and any was asked directly how can you criticize the Biden's in accused him of self-dealing when you're the president is bringing money to his own business what the trumps seem to be saying president trump in his sons is that they were rich before and so they're not getting rich now I'm what at the end they argue that losing money we don't know whether that's the case or not but what the experts have told me is even if they are actually losing money nets it doesn't matter like if you are president and you're making any money based off of your political office that you wouldn't make otherwise that's an issue so we're going to talk after the break about how this lines up with the other scandals brewing but but I the G. Seven is a pretty big deal to an important world meaning do we have any sense where it's going to be now he mentioned Camp David a miserable place to hold the G. Seven and just said that it was horrible but that is the place that now the president mentioned that they are concerned when we come back we're going to talk about how this lines up with impeachment plus all of the criticism that the president continues to take on Syria support for NPR and the following message I'm from Rossi's raw.."