Women’s Open Golf Tournament Begins at Trump Resort Amid Protests

HeadlineJul 13, 2017
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In sports news, the nation’s premier women’s golf championship, the LPGA Open, tees off today at the Trump National course in Bedminster, New Jersey. The White House on Wednesday wouldn’t say whether President Trump might attend this weekend after he returns from France. A petition circulated by the feminist group UltraViolet garnered over 110,000 signatures calling on the LPGA to move the venue. UltraViolet co-founder Shaunna Thomas said in a statement, “The LPGA is giving millions in revenue, free advertising and branding to Trump, a racist, sexist, sexual predator. … The LPGA should not be rewarding Trump’s bigoted brand and normalize his platform and policies that degrade women and divide our country.”

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