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Strip club scraps fundraiser at Trump golf course

13 July 2019

President Donald Trump's golf resort in Doral, Florida, canceled plans to host a tournament organized by a Miami-area strip club that would have allowed golfers to pay dancers to serve as "caddy girls". Rather, he said, the choice was for luxury. Afterwards, however, the golfers and the dancers would return to another venue - the cabaret itself - for what he described as a "very tasteful" burlesque show, which could involve nudity.

Mancuso said the dancers would drive a golf cart but would not carry golf bags. "At the venue is different".

Moving on to the tournament's advertising materials, the organisation's spokesperson reiterated that the cabaret hadn't submitted them for approval before publishing.

Trump still owns Doral and several other business that he declined to cut ties with when he took office. "To me, it was focused on the golf and the tournament".

"We chose to host our tournament at the Trump Doral because of the prestigious golf course and luxury hotel accommodations".

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The reason? The company backing the tournament was a strip club. The club's revenue rebounded slightly in 2018, according to Trump's financial disclosure forms.

He quoted a "tax consultant for Trump's company" as saying the club is "severely underperforming" and that "there is some negative connotation that is associated with the brand".

President Donald Trump reported income of $76 million from the Trump National Doral property in 2018, up from $75 million in 2017. "Due to the climate of everything surrounding our golf tournament, Shadow Cabaret has chose to cancel the event".

"You can't mix kids with sex", he said.

"They're actually going through training, most of the girls", he said, so they can better advise players on shots.

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A Trump Organization statement to the Washington Post says funds raised by the tournament are for a Miami children's charity. And although the ads for the event feature logos for the Jr. National Basketball Association and Jr. WNBA.

The head of the charity, Carlos Alamilla, said that he was unaware of the strip club's involvement in the event when he first agreed to become a beneficiary of it. He said the group provides mentoring, tutoring, and basketball lessons to about 40 young people. However, Franco Ripple, a spokesman for the state, said Tuesday that it is not registered as a charity in Florida.

The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The statement said "all amounts paid will be refunded". He said he also dislikes Trump because of the conditions in which his administration is detaining migrant children.

"He [Trump] represents everything that we don't", Alamilla said.

Our intention was to raise money for a deserving local charity.

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Strip club scraps fundraiser at Trump golf course