Warren says hosting G-7 at Trump resort 'is corruption, plain and simple'

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenFinal debate: War Admiral vs. Seabiscuit Biden defends his health plan from Trump attacks Progressives blast Biden plan to form panel on Supreme Court reform MORE (D-Mass.) blasted the White House’s announcement on Thursday that the annual Group of 7 (G-7) economic summit would be held at one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher's lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' MORE's golf properties in Florida.

“This is corruption, plain and simple,” Warren, who is running for president, tweeted.

Acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyTrump says he may lower corporate tax rate to 20 percent if reelected Is Social Security safe from the courts? On The Money: House panel pulls Powell into partisan battles | New York considers hiking taxes on the rich | Treasury: Trump's payroll tax deferral won't hurt Social Security MORE on Thursday afternoon said the summit, set for next June, would be held at the Trump National Doral Golf Club near Miami.

"We thought of the 12 places that we looked at ... this was by far and away the best choice," Mulvaney said.


Mulvaney also dismissed the frequent criticism from ethics watchdog groups of Trump’s use of his own properties as president.

“There’s no issue here on him profiting from this in any way, shape or form," Mulvaney said. "If you think it's going to help his brand, that's great, but I would suggest that he doesn't need much help promoting his brand."

Warren, who has joined others in vocally criticizing Trump's use of his own properties as president, released a policy proposal last month to address conflicts of interest in government, calling the Trump presidency the “most corrupt administration of our lifetimes.”

The same month, Warren pressed the State Department for details on Vice President Pence’s stay at a Trump hotel in Doonbeg, Ireland, earlier this year.

"This transaction—another example of what appears to be open corruption in this administration—deepens my concerns about the ongoing ethics issues related to the President's continued financial relationship with the Trump Organization and the abuse of taxpayer funds to enrich the President and his family through their business interests," Warren wrote in a letter to Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoHillicon Valley: Treasury sanctions Russian group accused of targeting critical facilities | Appeals court rules Uber, Lyft must comply with labor laws | Biden: Countries that target US elections will 'pay a price' Treasury sanctions Russian group accused of targeting US critical facilities with destructive malware Trump announces opening of relations between Sudan and Israel MORE.