ESPN pulls golf tourney off Trump's course
Donald Trump’s golf course just lost some serious business.
ESPN announced it is yanking the ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles and moving it down the coast to Pelican Hill Golf Club instead. The event is July 14.
“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,” according to an ESPN statement. “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.”
Trump has lost several business partners in light of the disparaging comments he made about Latino immigrants when announcing his candidacy for President. After Univision and NBC said they wouldn’t air the Trump co-owned Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, Macy’s and NASCAR said they were done with Trump, too.