ESPN latest corporation to dump Donald Trump, pulls golf tournament from his course

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Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in Rancho Palos Verdes on March 10. The GOP presidential candidate continues to come under fire for remarks he made about Mexican immigrants.

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The furor over Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants shows no sign of diminishing as ESPN decided to pull its charity golf tournament from his Palos Verdes course.

The ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic was scheduled for Trump National Golf Club on July 14 but has been switched to Pelican Hill near Newport Beach.

The decision reflects a “support for inclusion of all sports fans,” the network said in a statement this week. “Diversity and inclusion are core values at ESPN, and our decision also supports that commitment.”

Trump made disparaging remarks about Mexicans during the kickoff for his presidential campaign last month.


“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists,” he said of Mexican immigrants, adding, “and some, I assume, are good people.”

Since then, numerous major corporations including Macy’s, NBC and Univision have cut ties with him.


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