Two Things Happened Yesterday: Trump at U.S. Women’s Open

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UltraViolet is self-described as an online community of over 1,000,000 people who want to take collective action to expose and fight sexism in the public sector, private sector and the media. When they learned Trump would attend the U.S. Women’s Open held at his Bedminster golf course, Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet, said this, “Donald Trump has a long and well documented history of sexual assault and sexual harassment. More than a dozen women have come forward to state that Trump sexually assaulted them. Trump himself was caught red handed proudly boosting of this behavior on the infamous Access Hollywood tape. Let’s be clear, by choosing to hold this tournament at Trump’s course, the USGA and the LGPA are endorsing Trump’s behavior. That is not only shameful and outrageous, but it is a huge disservice to the golfers who are playing this weekend. For months we urged the USGA and LGPA to move this tournament. They ignored us. Now, they are allowing Trump to use this tournament, and sadly the players, to benefit his own self-interests. The USGA and LPGA could have made a clear and unequivocal statement against sexual assault by moving this tournament. Instead they chose to embrace the man who is a walking talking example of a sexual predator. Shame on the USGA. Shame on the LPGA. This is a stain on your brand that will not wash away.”

This is the other thing that happened, Donald Trump is the first sitting U.S. president to attend a U.S. Women’s Open.

We asked UltraViolet about other politicians that fall short of meeting their moral standard — no reply.

Comment on our Facebook page — is Trump’s attendance at the U.S. Women’s Open good for golf or is it an insult to women?

 

 

 

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