There are a lot of things that happen in the Donald Trump era of American politics that boggle the mind. Tuesday’s news about the president’s Florida golf resort isn’t one of them.
According to The Washington Post, “President Trump’s golf resort in Doral, Fla., is scheduled to host a golf tournament Saturday put on by a Miami-area strip club, which will allow golfers to pay for a dancer to serve as their ‘caddy girl’ while they play at the president’s club.”
The strip club’s marketing director said he didn’t choose Trump’s golf course to send a political statement. Instead, it was chosen because it was a perfect “environment” to hold such an event.
No surprise there.
More from the report:
The “Shadow All Star Tournament” is organized by the Shadow Cabaret, a strip club in Hialeah, Fla. Emanuele Mancuso, Shadow Cabaret’s marketing director, said in a telephone interview that this was the first time the club had held a tournament at Trump Doral.
The Trump name and family crest are displayed prominently in the strip club’s advertising materials, which offer golfers the “caddy girl of your choice.”
Mancuso said the strip club did not intend to send a political statement by choosing Trump’s resort. Rather, he said, the choice was for luxury. These golfers are VIPs, Mancuso said. “They deserve a VIP environment.”
This is par for the course for Donald Trump
The fact that a golf course owned by the sitting president of the United States will have strippers prancing around on the fairways would be pretty stunning news if the president’s name was not Donald Trump.
After all, consider for a moment that Barack Obama was still president – we can still dream, can’t we? – and he owned a golf course that hosted such an event. How long do you think it would take for Republicans to call for his resignation?
For Trump, though, this is par for the course – no pun intended.
This is a president, after all, who is on the record bragging about grabbing women without their consent. More than a dozen women have come forward accusing him of sexual assault. He has spent a lifetime buddying around with people like Robert Craft and Jeffrey Epstein, the man at the center of a sex trafficking conspiracy.
It’s a sad reality when nobody is surprised that the leader of the free world’s golf course is seen as an appropriate venue for a strip club’s golf outing.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.