Officials from the PGA Tour have announced that they will no longer be holding their events at the “Trump National Doral Miami” golf course.
“Mr. Trump’s comments are inconsistent with our strong commitment to an inclusive and welcoming environment in the game of golf.”
Mayor Carlos Gimenez (Miami-Dade) says the move was definitely inspired by anti-Trump sentiment. “There was a time when Donald Trump was kind of toxic, and maybe toxic to the PGA. They thought they may have difficulty in getting sponsors,” Gimenez told reporters for The Miami Herald. “At the time, they thought Cadillac was going to pull out. By moving the venue, they thought it would be easier to get sponsors and raise more money.”
“I just heard that the PGA Tour is taking their tournament out of Miami and moving it to Mexico… They’re moving their tournament; it’s the Cadillac World Golf Championship. And Cadillac’s been a great sponsor, but they’re moving it to Mexico. They’re moving it to Mexico City which, by the way, I hope they have kidnapping insurance.
“But they’re moving it to Mexico City. And I’m saying, you know, what’s going on here? It is so sad when you look at what’s going on with our country.”
“It is a sad day for Miami, the United States and the game of golf… No different than Nabisco, Carrier and so many other American companies, the PGA Tour has put profit ahead of thousands of American jobs, millions of dollars in revenue for local communities and charities and the enjoyment of hundreds of thousands of fans who make the tournament an annual tradition. This decision only further embodies the very reason I am running for President of the United States.”