Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Club Loses Fundraising Galas Of Cleveland Clinic And American Cancer Society
Both organizations announce that they will move fundraising events in Florida following the Charlottesville violence. The Cleveland Clinic's decision is a reversal after organization leaders resisted earlier calls to pull its annual gala from President Donald Trump's resort.
Cleveland Clinic Reverses Course, Moves Fundraiser From Mar-A-Lago
The Cleveland Clinic and the American Cancer Society said they will not hold annual fundraising galas at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida amid intense criticism over the president’s reluctance to denounce white nationalist groups. The announcements come as businesses have faced increasing pressure to distance themselves from Trump, who has been sharply criticized for his equivocal response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va. The clinic’s decision, which was announced Thursday, was a reversal from its prior commitment to keep the event. (Ross, 8/17)