A Florida strip club is throwing a golf event at Trump's resort. The president's organization said it's for a 'worthwhile cause.'
- A strip club is holding a golf event at President Donald Trump's resort in Doral, Florida, on Saturday.
- The event will benefit a basketball-themed charity in Miami, according to The Washington Post.
- The marketing director for the strip club hosting the event said they did not intend to make a political statement by choosing Trump's resort but wanted to give golfers a "VIP" experience.
- The Trump Organization confirmed the event is taking place and said it's for a "worthwhile cause."
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A strip club in the Miami area is set to hold a golf event at one of President Donald Trump's resorts on Saturday, in which participants can pay for one of the dancers to be their "caddy girl," The Washington Post reported.The Trump Organization said the event is for a Miami children's charity, according to the report, describing it as a "worthwhile cause."Advertisement
The Shadow Cabaret strip club based in Hialeah, Florida, organized the "Shadow All Star Tournament." Emanuele Mancuso, the club's marketing director, told The Post they chose Trump's golf resort in Doral, Florida, not for political reasons but to to give golfers a "VIP environment."
Mancuso also said that there would be no nudity at the event and the women will be "clothed the whole time," but told The Post the dancers will wear pink mini-skirts and "a sexy white polo." He added that the golfers and dancers will head to a separate venue after the golf event where nudity might occur.According to the report, participants could choose their "caddy girl" if they registered by July 10, but would have to participant in an auction if they registered after.
The event will reportedly benefit a basketball-themed charity called Miami All Stars. The charity's website says it is a a "non-profit organization under the laws of the State of Florida," but according to The Post's report, the state of Florida said the group is not registered as a charity.Read more: Trump made $40.8 million last year from a hotel that critics say he's using to illegally profit from the presidencyCarlos Alamilla, the charity's director, told The Post he was reluctant to accept the money because of the event's association with a strip club and due to his dislike for Trump. Alamilla described the president as "contrary to everything we believe," but decided to accept the money to help the nearly 40 youths he said his charity works with in Miami. Advertisement
Trump continues to maintain ownership of his business empire as president, but handed off day-to-day operations to his sons. His ongoing ties to his business holdings, however, have been a continuous point of controversy for Trump since he entered the White House.
In the past, presidents often put their assets in a blind trust to avoid conflicts of interest, but Trump did not go this route and has faced lawsuits linked to allegations of violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution in the process.
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