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In the wake of last week’s invasion of the Capitol, Donald Trump learned Sunday, Jan. 10. 2021, that his relationship with the Professional Golfers Association PGA had been severed. It is their plan to move their 2022 PGA Championship away from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
Professional Golfers Association of America president Jim Richardson conveyed in a statement that their board of directors voted Sunday to exercise their right to abolish the agreement to play the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster. Richardson continued his statement by saying that holding the tournament at Trump Bedminster would be detrimental to the PGA’s brand.
After the Professional Golfers Association announcement, the Trump organization made a statement saying:
We have had a beautiful partnership with the PGA of America and are incredibly disappointed with their decision, this is a breach of a binding contract and they have no right to terminate the agreement. As an organization, we have invested many, many millions of dollars in the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster. We will continue to promote the game of golf on every level and remain focused on operating the finest golf courses anywhere in the world.
Not only has the Professional Golfers Association stripped Trump of his tournament hosting privileges, but social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have stripped the president and many of his followers of access to their accounts claiming that their usage has become a threat to national security.
Alternative social platforms such as Gab and Parler have seemed to be the migration spot for enraged Trump supporters. These platforms have also begun to restrict post based upon the alleged risk to public safety statement.
Written by Omari Jahi
ABC News: In blow to Trump, golf’s PGA strips major championship from Trump-owned course, John Santucci,Matthew Mosk, andPete Madden
CNN Business: PGA cancels plans to play 2022 championship at Trump golf course, Kevin Dotson
New York Post: PGA strips 2022 championship from Trump golf course after Capitol riot, Mark Cannizzaro
Examner: PGA reportedly moving 2022 championship away from Trump’s Bedminster golf course, Carly Roman
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