Friday 21 October 2016

Multiple-bogey score on Donald Trump's card

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Following Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants ("They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people"), ESPN has moved next week's ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump National Golf Club saying, "Diversity and inclusion are core values at ESPN and our decision also supports that commitment.

"We decided it was appropriate to change the venue."

Trump (below), whose popularity is rising in Republican polls, complains the media "deliberately distorted" his statement.

Last week, citing "remarks that do not reflect our club's values of respect and diversity", LA Galaxy revealed it was looking for a new venue for the charity golf tournament it had planned for October at Trump National.

In a joint statement the LPGA, PGA of America and USGA said, "Mr. Trump's comments are inconsistent with our strong commitment to an inclusive and welcoming environment in golf."


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