As the G7 conference wound down, President Trump wants his fans – and foes – to know one thing: his decisions and actions are not motivated by politics. Speaking at a press conference, Trump said he does "nothing for politics" and insisted he does "what's right." He added, "People like what I do but I just do what's right."
That being said, he also shared his thoughts on a number of topics, including the environment. Calling himself an “environmentalist,” it was also noted that he skipped a meeting on global climate change. Talking with reporters, Trump defended his administration's policies saying he will not sacrifice America's wealth for "dreams on windmills."
Speaking of ‘dreams,’ French President Emmanuel Macron says the notion of coming to terms with Iran is no pipe dream. Macron said that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is willing to meet with any leader, including President Trump. Trump said he’d be willing "if the circumstances were right."
What about China? While being very complimentary about Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trump said he's open to coming to an agreement. "Only if it's a fair deal and a good deal for the United States," he added. "Otherwise, I will not make a deal."
Not surprisingly, Trump’s G7 comments weren’t without some controversy. For one, a number of people say they see Mr. Trump continuing to profit personally from his presidency. It’s also been noted that he’s spent a third of his presidency visiting his properties at taxpayer expense. He has rebuffed the suggestion, but spent some time promoting the Trump National Doral Golf Club as a fine setting to host world leaders next year. He noted that it is close to the Miami International Airport and added, “With Doral, we have a series of magnificent buildings, we call them bungalows, they each hold from 50 to 70 very luxurious rooms with magnificent views. We have incredible conference rooms, incredible restaurants, it's like such a natural.”
Source: White House