India, Oct. 20 -- US President Donald Trump has dropped plans to host the 2020 G-7 Summit at his Miami resort giving in to widespread criticism of what was seen as an attempt by him to use his office to benefit his company.

That's not how he had seen it. In a string of tweets on Saturday, the President said he had meant it 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 "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 G-7 in 2020." And a search is underway for another site.

White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney had announ...