Washington, Oct. 21 -- US President Donald Trump has dropped plans to host the 2020 G7 summit at his Miami golf resort, giving in to widespread criticism of what was seen as an attempt by him to use his office to benefit his company.

But that's not how he sees it, though.

In a string of tweets on Saturday, he said he had meant the move as "something good for the country" and was prepared to allow the use of his property at "no profit or, if legally permissible, zero cost."

Blaming the "horrible" media and "crazed and irrational hostility" of Democrats, Trump said, "We will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G7 in 2020."

He added that a search is underway for another venue.

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