You can not invent that kind of thing.
The Trump Organization, which oversees 17 golf courses owned by President Donald Trump (including three in New Jersey), has canceled a tournament scheduled for Saturday at Trump National in Doral, Florida.
The reason? The company supporting the tournament was a strip club.
According to the Washington Post, the "Shadow All Star Tournament" was hosted by Shadow Cabaret, a striptease club in Hialeah, Florida. The tournament ads were named Trump and promised the girls the "youngest daughter of your choice".
Emanuele Mancuso is the marketing director of Shadow Cabaret. According to the Washington Post:
Mancuso said that there would be no nudity at the complex. On the course, the caddies would wear pink miniskirts and what he called "a sexy white polo". However, golfers and dancers would return to another place – the cabaret itself – for what he described as "very good" burlesque show, which could involve nudity. "They'll be dressed all the time" on the golf course, said Mancuso. "On the site, it's different."
In a statement to the Washington Post, the Trump Organization initially said the event had a "valid" reason – the Miami Allstars Foundation, a charitable organization for children in South Florida.
However, the charity was withdrawn from the tournament on Wednesday, after learning that the event was supported by the Shadow Cabaret. According to the Washington Post, without the involvement of this charity, the Trump Organization has ended its activities:
"The event was originally reserved with the idea of raising funds to support a local charity for the benefit of disadvantaged children," said a spokeswoman for the organization. Trump in a statement. "Now that the charity has withdrawn its affiliation, the event will no longer take place at home and all monies paid will be refunded."
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