Washington Post

Trump reversed course on G-7 after learning that Republicans were tired of defending him

President Donald J. Trump stops to talk to reporters and members of the media as he walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn at the White House on Thursday, Oct 10. Foto: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford President Donald Trump announced he was scrapping his plan to hold the Group of Seven summit in June at his Florida golf resort. Foto: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

WASGHINGTON - President Donald Trump was forced to abandon his decision to host next year's Group of Seven summit at his private golf club after it became clear the move had alienated Republicans and swiftly become part of the impeachment inquiry that threatens his presidency.

In a round of phone calls with conservative allies this weekend, Trump was told Republicans are struggling to defend him on so many fronts, according to an administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters...

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