President Trump has decided to host the Group of 7 meeting next June at the Trump National Doral resort near Miami, Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, announced Thursday, a decision that immediately raised questions about whether it was a conflict of interest for him to choose one of his own properties for a diplomatic event.

Mr. Mulvaney said the president had considered the possibility of "political criticism" for picking the resort. But Mr. Trump chose it anyway because administration officials had considered hotels throughout the country, and concluded that it was "by far and away,

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