The fallout from President Donald Trump's reaction to white-supremacist demonstrations, counter-protests and the tragic death of three people in Charlottesville, Va., continues to pile up, with Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., losing a previously booked charity golf outing.
In a Facebook post, the United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties announced it was moving the event:
United Ways in every community denounce racism, bigotry and prejudice in all forms. We strongly reject the divisive worldview of groups like the white nationalists and neo-Nazis that incited the violence in Charlottesville, VA. Based on recent events, we have decided to relocate our upcoming event from Trump National Golf Club to a new venue which will be announced shortly. We thank all of our supporters who stand with us to embrace ideas that unify us and make us stronger. To live better, we must Live United.
Trump spent 17 days in August at Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey on a "working vacation" while scheduled White House renovations were completed. He was criticized by members of both major parties for saying there was violence perpetrated by "both sides" in the demonstrations concerning a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee and its potential removal from a park that once bore his name. Trump also said there were "very fine people" demonstrating on both sides, for and against removal, despite clear evidence white supremacists were chanting offensive slogans and goading counter-protesters to violence.
Several other charities have removed their events from Trump's private Florida club, Mar-a-Lago.