Thursday, October 27, 2016

Donald Trump's New Jersey golf courses are under fire

Nothing named Trump can escape the reputation of the Republican presidential candidate, Sam Newhouse writes for Metro:
For Donald Trump’s Trump National Golf Courses in New Jersey, they’re facing a double whammy.
At Trump National Golf Club Philadelphia, located in Pine Hill in South Jersey, a gay employee is suing, claiming he was pelted with golf balls and rocks by coworkers, and supervisors did nothing to help him.
Eleazar Andres, of Lindenwold, filed a lawsuit against the Trump National Golf Course in May 2015 saying he called a f----t in May 2014, NJ.com reported.
Andres alleged that fellow employees threw rocks and golf balls at him, even though he had to seek medical treatment. He claims supervisors didn’t take action, and after he filed a police report because he no longer felt safe going to work, he was fired. 
The lawsuit became an issue on the campaign trail after Democrat Hillary Clinton brought it up.
“It is deeply disturbing that instead of stepping in to stop the tormentors, Trump's golf club turned on the victim for coming forward,” Clinton said during a speech Tuesday in Manchester, New Hampshire. “If that's how Donald Trump runs his business, what does that say about how he would run our country?"
Secondly, Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Central Jersey is facing criticism from Democratic senators who say the U.S. Women’s Open needs to find a new golf course because of Trump’s various comments about women.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey (who is facing federal bribery and corruption charges) joined fellow Democratic senators Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Edward Markey of Massachusetts in a call for the U.S. Women’s Open to move from Trump National Golf Club Bedminster to a new venue.
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