US President Donald Trump said he did not propose to Vice President Mike Pence to stay at a hotel during his official visit to Ireland, amid sharp criticism about this.
Asked by reporters after the controversy intensified recently, Trump said on Wednesday: "I never intervened in this, but it is a great place," adding that "Mike's way there is not my idea .. We have never talked about it."
"I have a lot of hotels in many places and people use them because they are the best," he said.
The media reported that Trump's deputy, Mike Pence, stayed at the Trump International Golf Link & Hotel in Donbeg on the east coast during his official visit to Ireland, sparking a new debate over the use of public funds.
The descent of ministers and members of the federal administration into Trump-owned hotels around the world has drawn frequent criticism.
Trump announced at the end of August that he intends to organize the next summit of the Group of Seven, which will be held in the United States, in one of his golf clubs in Doral near Miami in Florida, and considered it a "wonderful place", stressing that he did not
make any personal gains from that .
The remarks drew sharp criticism and led to a parliamentary inquiry.