ESPN Will No Longer Hold Its Annual Golf Tournament At Donald Trump’s Country Club

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07.06.15 3 Comments

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If you haven’t read Donald Trump’s recent statements about Mexican immigrants by now, just imagine the worst possible thing that a person could say about an entire race of people. You now pretty much know what Trump said.

ESPN heard Trump’s comments and was not a fan. In fact, ESPN was so appalled by what Trump said that the network announced on Monday that its annual ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic, which was scheduled to take place at Trump National Golf Course on July 14, will move to Pelican Hill Golf Club:

“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.”

Outside of a few retweets on Twitter, Trump hasn’t issued a formal response to ESPN’s decision. Hopefully it stays that way.

(via ESPN MediaZone)

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