U.S. president attends women's golf tournament for third day
Jul 17 2017
Donald Trump Jr., with all the heat on him, opted not to show up at a family event on Sunday at the Bedminster country club which the Trumps own.
Early in the week, when the questions of whether President Donald Trump would visit the U.S. Women's Open remained unclear, many anxious that Trump's involvement in the event would serve as a distraction.
When the #women golfers saw Trump enter his secure private viewing box, seven women in white t-shirts and pink umbrellas posed in front of the Trump National clubhouse. They then turned around and formed the message "This is not NORMAL".
The anti-sexism group UltraViolet is planning a rally on Sunday to protest the United States Golf Association's decision to stage the biggest women's tournament of the year at a course owned by Mr Trump because of his past lewd comments about women.
There had been calls for moving the tournament, which was awarded to Trump National in 2012 long before he officially entered politics, by women's groups angered by his campaign rhetoric and behaviour they found to be misogynistic.
The day after the January 20 inauguration of PresidentTrump, hundreds of thousands of women participated in mass protests in several major US cities, galvanized by his campaign rhetoric and behaviour they found to be misogynistic.
Several peaceful demonstrations during the final round of the U.S. Women's Open were capped by a stance from three women and a man wearing violet-colored shirts that said "USGA: Dump Sexist Trump", looking directly into Trump's skybox just after he arrived late Sunday afternoon. It didn't appear he saw the protesters.
Mr Trump has spent numerous weekends visiting his own properties and golf courses, raising alarms from ethics experts and critics who say he is using the presidency to bolster his properties' profiles and enrich himself. While Donald Jr. was conspicuously absent at the event, he promoted it through a tweet, followed by a second tweet blaming the Obama administration for granting Veselnitskaya an immigration parole to extend her stay in the U.S.