ESPN Pulls Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump Course
In yet another blow to Donald Trump’s business interests following his controversial comments about Mexican “rapists,” ESPN has announced it will move next week’s ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles to the Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Beach.
The network released the following statement Monday afternoon:
“We decided it was appropriate to change the venue, and are grateful for the opportunity to stage the event at Pelican Hill on short notice. This charity outing benefits The V Foundation’s Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund, providing resources for important cancer research for minority populations, including Hispanics and African Americans. Our decision reflects our deep feelings for our former colleague and support for inclusion of all sports fans. Diversity and inclusion are core values at ESPN and our decision also supports that commitment.”
We are awaiting Trump’s inevitable response claiming the change in venue was his idea and dismissing ESPN as a small and inconsequential left-wing media organization.
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