A third charity has canceled its upcoming event at Trump’s Florida Mar-a-Lago resort following his controversial remarks on the racial violence in Charlottesville this past weekend.
The American Friends of Magen David, a fundraiser for Israel’s version of the Red Cross, said on Thursday it would no longer be holding its 2018 gala at the Miami resort. This is a tough blow for the club, as the event was its biggest last season, bringing more than 600 guests, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Th group has not stated a reason for the cancellation, but the decision comes as the president continues to field criticism for saying “many sides” were to blame after a car rammed through a crowd of people protesting the nationalist rally in Charlottesville on Saturday.
Trump also said there were “very fine people” on both sides of the argument.
Other charities to cancel events at the club recently include the American Cancer Society, which dodged the question of why it canceled by saying it was “based on a variety of factors, including costs and venue requirements.”
“Our values and commitment to diversity are critical as we work to address the impact of cancer in every community,” the ACS said. “It has become increasingly clear that the challenge to those values is outweighing other business considerations.”
The Cleveland Clinic also canceled an event at Mar-a-Lago, but not because of the president’s remarks on Charlottesville. Medical personnel pressed the group to cancel after Trump pushed for the repeal and replacement of Obamacare.
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