18th charity cuts ties with Mar-a-Lago

The Washington Post reports: A Florida hospital’s foundation said Thursday that it had canceled plans to hold a fundraiser luncheon at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club this November, becoming the 18th charity to cut ties with the club after Trump’s comments on the violent protests in Charlottesville.

The Bethesda Hospital Foundation will move its Nov. 9 “Women of Grace” event from Mar-a-Lago to the Boca Raton Resort and Club, located about 28 miles south down the Florida coast, said spokeswoman Paula Henderson. “We did change the venue. It just took a long time because we had a lot of people to meet with,” Henderson said in a brief phone interview.

When asked why the foundation moved its event from Mar-a-Lago, Henderson deferred that question to another foundation spokesman, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment. [Continue reading…]

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