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Fox News journalist Chris Stirewalt on Thursday appeared stunned by Donald Trump’s decision to host the 2020 G-7 meeting at his Doral resort in Miami, FL, describing the decision as “an unnecessary problem to create for himself.”

Stirewalt spoke with host Harris Faulkner after the president’s Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters the the next G-7 summit will be held at a Trump property.

“I got to tell you, the idea that this administration, dealing with what this administration is dealing with, right? A lot. You’ve for the unraveling in Syria, you’ve got the march toward Trump impeachment here at home, breaking news story every day,” Stirewalt began. “The world is on fire.”

“Why?” He asked. “It is beyond my imagination why this administration thought that number 1, to do it at all, given the criticism that the president will receive for using one of his own properties for an event like this. That’s not necessary in the first place. That is an unnecessary problem to create for himself. But then the next step: today, to do it now and do it in this way. I just wish I could think of a good reason for it.
Faulkner tried to defend the decision, suggesting voters at home feel differently about the president his own property to host the G-7.

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, center, speaks with Speaker Nancy Pelosi behind him.

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With the Delta variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus surging in the United States — especially in red states with large numbers of unvaccinated Americans — Capitol physician Brian Monahan is reinstituting a mask mandate for the U.S. House of Representatives. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is honoring that mandate, but House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, pandering to the GOP's MAGA base, is opposed. And when Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked about McCarthy's opposition, she had some scathing words for the California congressman.

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