NASCAR is leaving Donald Trump in the dust after he referred to Mexican immigrants as ‘rapists’ and ‘drug dealers.’ Words have consequences.
Trump National Doral will no longer be hosts to NASCAR after Trump’s remarks denigrating people of Mexican descent.
The Miami Herald reports:
The racing organization announced Friday at Daytona that the Xfinity Series/Camping World Truck Series postseason banquet, held at Trump National Doral Resort for the first time in 2014, wouldn’t return there in 2015. This year’s location had yet to be determined, although the convenience of being in the same city as NASCAR’s annual season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway put the Trump-owned resort in good stead.
“Everything weighs in,” NASCAR spokesman David Higdon told reporters in Daytona, where NASCAR annually races during the July 4 holiday. “We started talking about this early in the week. Given all the attention brought to this matter and how it impacts our partners, sponsors, our teams and our drivers and certainly ourselves, it ultimately was decision made today that we will not being going back there.”
In a letter from Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis, a sponsor, he wrote that he wouldn’t attend the ceremony if it’s held at a Trump property.
The PGA weighed in Thursday with a statement:
“In response to Mr. Trump’s comments about the golf industry ‘knowing he is right’ in regards to his recent statements about Mexican immigrants, we feel compelled to clarify that those remarks do not reflect the views of our organizations. While the LPGA, PGA of America, PGA Tour and USGA do not usually comment on Presidential politics, Mr. Trump’s comments are inconsistent with our strong commitment to an inclusive and welcoming environment in the game of golf.”
While many Republicans are distancing themselves from the toxicity of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz says the hotel magnate is a “terrific” guy.
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