Trump’s lack of impulse control and his inability to distance himself from white supremacist groups is hitting him where it hurts the most: in his pocketbook.
Thursday marked the latest cancellation of an event at Trump’s Mir-a-Lago resort when the Bethesda Hospital group cancelled a scheduled event at the facility.
Trump’s repeated defense of the hate groups that fomented the tragic events in Charlottesville, resulting in the murder of Heather Heyer and the deaths of two Virginia law enforcement officers, have caused a number of charities to pull their events – and their dollars – from Trump resorts at lightning speed. Bethesda Hospital was the 18th to do so.
Groups pay anywhere from $125,000 to $275,000 to host events at Trump resorts, so the cancellations have gotta hurt!
Share Blue Media reports that Trump’s support of white supremacist groups may cost him nearly $4.6 million – and that was prior to the Bethesda cancellation.
The events are some of the most important in the Palm Beach winter season and can attract upwards of 600 people and raise more than $1.5 million in an evening.
Last week, the Cleveland Clinic cancelled its 2018 fundraiser, joining a host of others that include: the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, the American Cancer Society, American Friends of Magen David Adom, Leaders in Furthering Education, the Palm Beach Zoo, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, the Susan G. Komen breast cancer charity, and the Autism Project of Palm Beach County. This past Tuesday, Gateway for Cancer Research withdrew from holding their March 2018 St. Patrick’s Day event.
Charities that have cancelled lunch events at Mar-a-Lago are the Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation, MorseLife, Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper, the Unicorn Children’s Foundation, and Big Dog Ranch Rescue.
Most, but not all, of the events have been moved to other venues. The Unicorn Children’s Foundation, which generally raised about $160,00 at a luncheon event, has cancelled their event entirely.
Mar-a-Lago was already facing a slow winter season, with only 16 galas scheduled – down from 21 last year. The best year at the resort had 26 events pouring money into Trump coffers.
Two non-profits have decided to stick with Trump: The Palm Beach Police Foundation, which paid $276,000 for rent, food, and beverages at one of their recent events and the Palm Beach County Republican Party which ponied up $145,000 for its dinner. Add them up and Trump isn’t even at the half million mark.
Money is the only language Trump seems to understand. Think he’ll get the message that hate is expensive?