- President Donald Trump is more upset that one of his club’s clubs will no longer host a PGA golf tournament than for a second possible impeachment.
- Trump is “gutted” by the PGA’s decision to withdraw the championship in 2022 from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, Maggie Haberman of the New York Times reported Monday.
- The report came when House Democrats formally presented an article on impeachment of Trump, accusing him of inciting an uprising.
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The loss of the privilege of hosting a professional golf tournament has apparently infuriated President Donald Trump more than other recent events following the U.S. Capitol riots he sparked.
Trump is “gutted”
—Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 11, 2021
The termination of the contract is a response to pro-Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol last Wednesday, according to PGA organizers. The chaos that occurred during a congressional meeting to confirm the victory of President-elect Joe Biden in 2020 has led to the deaths of five people, including a Capitol police officer. In the days of Trump, he faced a growing reaction from companies, MPs and voters.
“We find ourselves in a political situation that is not ours,” PGA CEO Seth Waugh told the Associated Press. “We are trustees for our members, for the game, for our mission and for our brand. And how do we best defend this? Our feeling was given to Wednesday’s tragic events that we could no longer hold it in Bedminster. The damage would The only real course of action was to leave. “Trump challenged the move, arguing that it had” invested many, many millions of dollars “in the event.
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The Times report came when the House of Democrats officially presented an article on impeachment against Trump on Monday, accusing him of inciting an uprising. The president is likely to be impeachment for the second time this week, as Democrats garner enough votes to move forward.
Trump is “angry” at impeachment, sources close to him told the Times, but he is more upset than the cancellation of the golf tournament. The president, an avid golfer who owns several clubs, has made 321 golf trips in the past four years, according to a public database on his schedule. In the weeks following the November election, Trump went golfing at least 15 times.