For the last few days, we have been reporting on the controversy surrounding comments Donald Trump made about Mexico during his campaign announcement.
During his speech, the legendary businessman complained about the many criminals that are sneaking into the U.S. from Mexico, calling many of them “rapists.” Outraged, the Spanish-language television channel Univision announced that they would be boycotting Trump by refusing to broadcast his Miss Universe Pageant.
Unfazed, Trump has stood by the comments he made, saying repeatedly that the U.S.’s relationship with Mexico has become problematic. On Tuesday, he filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision for dropping the Miss Universe pageant.
Despite Trump’s unwavering stance, the bad news has continued for him into this week. According to Business Insider, Trump’s office announced today that they and the PGA have “mutually agreed” to not conduct the upcoming Grand Slam of Golf at the Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles.
Though Trump is standing by the decision, it’s clear that it was made solely because of the backlash he is currently receiving from liberals.
“Due to the controversy surrounding statements made by Mr. Trump having to do with illegal immigrants pouring into the United States from Mexico and other parts of the world, Mr. Trump does not want his friends at the PGA of America to suffer any consequences or backlash with respect to the Grand Slam of Golf,” Trump’s office said in a statement.
Trump added that this decision will give him time to improve his California golf course.
“I have great respect for the PGA of America and everything they stand for,” Trump said. “This also allows me the time to rebuild the golf course in Los Angeles, fronting the Pacific Ocean and considered to be one of the finest parcels of land anywhere in the United States, into the course I always wanted it to be.”
This news comes just a day after ESPN turned on Trump by announcing that they will be moving their upcoming charity golf tournament away from his golf course.
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