He knew he was inviting criticism by choosing his own luxury golf club in Miami for the site of a gathering of world leaders at the Group of 7 summit in June, President Donald Trump told his aides opposed to the choice, and he was prepared for the inevitable attack from Democrats.

But what Trump was not prepared for was the reaction of fellow Republicans who said his choice of the club, the Trump National Doral, had crossed a line they couldn't defend.

So Trump did something that might not have been a surprise for a president facing impeachment but

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