Trump accuses media, Democrats of going 'crazy' over G-7 at his Miami resort

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFed saw risks to US economy fading before coronavirus spread quickened Pro-Trump super PAC hits Biden with new Spanish-language ad in Nevada Britain announces immigration policy barring unskilled migrants MORE accused Democrats and the media on Saturday of going "crazy" over his administration's announcement that an upcoming Group of Seven (G-7) nations meeting would be held at his resort in Miami.

In a pair of tweets, Trump addressed criticism of acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyTrump declares war on hardworking Americans with new budget request Scaramucci thanks John Kelly for speaking up against Trump Trump lashes out over Kelly criticism: 'He misses the action' MORE's announcement this week that the meeting of world leaders would be held at the Trump National Doral Miami resort.

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I thought I was doing something very good for our Country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 Leaders. It is big, grand, on hundreds of acres, next to MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, has tremendous ballrooms & meeting rooms, and each delegation would have its own 50 to 70 unit building. Would set up better than other alternatives," Trump tweeted.

"I announced that I would be willing to do it at NO PROFIT or, if legally permissible, at ZERO COST to the USA. But, as usual, the Hostile Media & their Democrat Partners went CRAZY!" he added.

Trump's remarks come despite the announcement facing criticism from members of his own party as well, including both of his announced 2020 primary challengers, former Gov. Bill WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldGOP governor endorses Weld in Vermont primary Trump wins New Hampshire Republican primary The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden leaving New Hampshire early as voting underway MORE (R-Mass.) and former Rep. Mark SanfordMark SanfordTrump challenger Bill Weld rules out 2020 independent bid Judge throws out lawsuit against South Carolina GOP for canceling 2020 primary The Hill's Campaign Report: Late bids surprise 2020 Democratic field MORE (R-S.C.).

The announcement has added new fire to the fight in Congress over whether Trump's business interests in Florida and elsewhere constitute violations of the Emoluments Clause, a constitutional provision which bars the president from accepting gifts or payments from foreign countries, U.S. states or the federal government.

Democrats and government watchdogs have argued that Trump's businesses regularly violate the constitution by accepting patronage from domestic political organizations and foreign officials.