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Allegations of bed bugs at Trump’s Doral resort swarm Twitter

The hashtag #BedBugSummit trended on Twitter Friday due to allegations of past infestation at President Trump’s resort in Doral, Fla. The news resurfaced following the announcement that the U.S. will host next year’s Group of Seven (G-7) summit at the Trump property.

In the day after White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters that the 2020 G-7 summit would take place at Trump National Doral, nearly 30,000 tweets had been sent using the hashtag.

Holly Figueroa O’Reilly, a songwriter and founder of the Blue Wave Crowdsource — an organization that aims to support Democratic candidates — tweeted a January 2017 Miami Herald article covering a lawsuit against Trump Doral over bedbugs.

“Bring the leaders of the free world to Doral, he said. What could go wrong, he said,” she tweeted.

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.) tweeted that the “#BedBugSummit is a clear violation of the emoluments clause” of the Constitution. 

Other tweets knocked Trump for selecting his own property for the event.

The decision to hold the major international summit at a property owned by Trump’s family quickly spurred outrage from the president’s critics who argue that Trump is looking to enrich his family’s brand by bringing world leaders to the resort.

Democrats and watchdog groups have continued to raise concerns about Trump’s frequent use of his properties during his presidency.

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