18th charity pulls event from Mar-a-Lago

An 18th charity has pulled its event from President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate since his controversial remarks on the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last month.

The Palm Beach Habilitation Center will no longer hold its annual Hab-a-Hearts luncheon at the president’s property in Palm Beach, Fla., the Palm Beach Daily News reported Sunday.

“We’ve decided to move because we want to keep the focus of the event on our mission, which is to help adults with physical or mental challenges live the best lives possible,” the group’s CEO, David Lin, told the Daily News.

The local charity becomes the latest in a long list of charities that have pulled their events from Trump’s estate since his remarks on the violence at the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville last month, in which he blamed “both sides” for the violence, including the white supremacists who had gathered to protest the removal of a Confederate statue and the counterprotesters who gathered in response.


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source: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/349150-18th-charity-pulls-event-from-trumps-mar-a-lago-since-charlottesville

  • ch

    It just goes to show you it is NOT all about the charities they represent, it is political. Just makes you wonder how much of those donations really go to help the people or is it all pocketed by the CEO’s How about you list all the names of the charities so I can make sure I do not donate to them and their pettiness

    • Sculptorofbabies

      I too, would like the names of every organization that is doing this.. I will make sure their donations are null and void… from this day on.. None from my family or friends.

    • Terry Edwards

      I can agree to that. All of a sudden ever body seems to have tunnel vision. I know it is easy to vilify the KKK and there like, but it took two to rumble. Both came ready to fight, both are equality at fault.

      • cyndi

        point of history- the KKK was an offshoot of the Democratic party to rain in the blacks after the civil war; the Democrats were against integration( do you remember George Wallace, do you remember LBJ a devout racist who started welfare to get the black vote and to keep them corralled in poverty; Robert Byrd Hillary’s buddy was a leader in the KKK; the ANTIFA is also sponsored by the Democrats( did you see them before Trump was in office?); people need to exercise their brains

        • Terry Edwards

          Point in fact– the KKK was the Brown Shirts of the southern Democrats. I am 62 yrs old and I lived through the 60’s in Miss. I saw all that went on with MLK and the people with him. Point in fact– he was a Rep. People are sheep because they don’t use their brains. In the Army we called then Cannon Fotter. ANTIFA are the DEM. new Brown Shirts. They will be used until they become a liability, then thrown under the bus like the KKK.


    Any charity that moves from Mira Lago because of Charlotesville is not a charity to give to…Get off Trumps back you leftist morons….

  • Monty Edwards

    Violence was on both sides! That is a fact and not an endorsement of white supremacist. I feel like it is the twilight zone and people are so incredible dishonest or stupid. It hurts my head.

  • practicedcynic

    Let us see a list of those IDIOTIC LEFTIES, then we can boycott.

  • barbaranaples

    I call BS on any so called charity that does that!

  • Danny S.

    These groups hated Trump and were just looking for a reason to protest. Please let us know the 18 charities who have bailed. I’m sure that the 60 million voters and growing will be glad to give their money to another non political charity ! wow , now that’s an oxi -moron .

  • suerobb

    How utterly stupid!!! The Antifas have show themselves to be just as hateful and violent as the NeoNazis. Ask any of those nitwits that if they or their child was hit by the bat in the hand of a Antifa or a NeoNazi, would it make a difference as to the severity of the injury, the violence behind it or the medical cost by who did the damage.
    This is just spite because Trump was elected. Most of the people who do charity work are bored rich housewives who would not invite any of the people they hold the fund drives for to their homes.

    How does the venue deter from the charity? Get real!

  • rrkeng

    If they are pulling their events because of charlottesville comments they should not be running a charity. They are too dumb to realize that there are two sides to every story. President Trump was right in calling both sides out. It takes two to Tango you know!

  • Sculptorofbabies

    I have never seen such a hateful group of people in my life as the Liberals (Democrats) and their attempts to destroy the President of the United States of America.. An all out plan to destroy him, one way or another.. Why are they being allowed to do this? This is Treason, Sedition, and every other horrible name you can call it. All because they did not win an election. I have never seen this pulled on any other President, in the history of our country..I am ashamed to call you my sisters and brothers. This is not what America is…You are not what true and Patriotic Americans, are.

  • rrkeng

    The full list as of Tuesday afternoon is: American Cancer Society; American Friends of Magen David Adom; American Red Cross; Autism Project of Palm Beach County; Big Dog Ranch Rescue; Cleveland Clinic Florida; Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper; Leaders in Furthering Education; MorseLife; Palm Beach Zoo; Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach; Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts; Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation; Salvation Army; Susan G. Komen; and Unicorn Children’s Foundation and they say it is because of President Trumps comments about Charlottesville did not coincide with their beliefs. So I guess BLM and Antifa are okay with them………….

    • Pat Flowers


  • Sculptorofbabies

    Here are the organizations..
    Thursday, August 17
    1. Cleveland Clinic
    2. The American Cancer Society
    3. American Friends of Magen David Adom
    Friday, August 18
    4. American Red Cross
    5. The Salvation Army
    6. Susan G. Komen
    7. The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation
    Saturday, August 19
    8. Palm Beach Preservation Foundation
    Sunday, August 20
    9. Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society
    Monday, August 21
    10. Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper
    11. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
    Tuesday, August 22
    12. Unicorn Children’s Foundation
    13. Gateway for Cancer Research
    Thursday, August 24
    14. Leaders in Furthering Education
    15. Bethesda Hospital Foundation
    In addition, a local United Way chapter decided Mon. to pull their reception from Mar-a-Lago….

    • dennis w


    • violetishere

      I can not believe some of these so called charities! Salvation Army? ACS? (After the $ goes into their pockets there isn’t much $ left over that goes directly to people with cancer!) Susan G Komen? THE RED CROSS? Wow! ( I heard they take 26 cents out of every dollar donated! And they can’t tell you any info as to where all the donations are going exactly. That’s why I’m donating to Samaritans Purse.) I shouldn’t be surprised but I am.

  • I’ll be your Huckleberry……

    We need a list of all that pulled out ,SO WE KNOW WHO NOT TO DONATE MY MONEY TO……….
    If they want to be political about it then I will too They won’t get any of my hard earned Money……Screw these Un-American POS……..

    • violetishere

      It was listed. Scroll back.

  • Kim LaMela

    There Loss.

  • Freedom Rules

    The White Supremacy Group, The KKK, Antifa, BLM And The Neo Nazi’s Are All Leftist Groups Bought And Paid For By George Soros, Hillary Rotten Clinton And Obama Along With The Rest Of The Democrat Communist Party.. Hillary Clinton Came Out Months Ago To Say She Is Starting A Resistant Movement, All Those Far Leftist In Charlottesville, Virginia Were Holding Signs That Read RESIST, An Eye Witness Reported 6 Buses Parked Back To Back Unloaded All These Leftist, The Black Women That Witnessed This Could Not Believe Her Eyes When She Saw BLM And KKK People Coming Off The Same Bus, Yes They Were All Wearing T-Shirts With BLM And KKK Printed On The Tees.. The Far Left Democrats And Their Elitist Donors Are Behind All Of This. The MSM Is Also Behind Everything That Has Been Happening In This Country.. Also This Goes Way Back When Trump Had His Rally’s Same Bunch Of Communists That Were Attacking Trump Supporters And Disrupting His Rally’s…


    since the charity’s have pulled from Mar-A-Largo, I WILL NOT SUPPORT THOSE CHARITY’S! So quick to judge and cave in to the Dictatorship party, let’s see how generous they will be, sad, how weak some Americans have become, because of their beliefs, guess freedom of speech is dead. But, not for me! I stand with President Trump! God bless you Sir.

    • tomsfordcars

      Denise Valley-You are a REAL PATRIOTIC CITIZEN AND I STAND WITH YOU 100%.

  • Arbie Viau

    Those people are not “charity” examples. If this is how they treat charity, then I would not give them on red dime. What this is, is spite and hate toward a man that wants to MAGA and what the Hell is wrong with that? I’m very particular who I donate to and will never consider these political misfits as “charity”.

  • Danny

    Please list all the charities that have cancelled. That way I can make sure I do not donate to such small minded groups.

  • Dave Campbell

    Actually the “both sides” quote is a misquote. He actually said “many sides”. You may say it is a diference without a distinction but there is a distinction. There were not two sides; there were several factions there. Anyway, taking your charity event somewhere else because the prisident spoke truthfully instead of in the politically correct matter says a great deal about your charity.

    • Sculptorofbabies

      I so agree…I will only donate to Samaritans Purse.

  • cyndi

    It is because of comments like this that I no longer donate to any charity but local ones where I can monitor who gets the money and how spent; that includes the United Way which is all talk and little action- just like Obama

  • TrishaS

    President Trump said nothing wrong..when will this crap end with people..Antifa was there also..why do they get a free pass?..thats ok..Trump&Pence will wear these libtards down or they’ll drive themselves CRAZY and have to be committed….lol.

  • Philomena

    No more donations from me to these so called charities.

  • rick meek

    CHARITIES – a bunch of politicians using a 501(c)(4) for the lining of their pockets and tax evasion

  • Heidi Kuhl

    The Confederate Monuments defenders had a permit to assemble, the “commies” did not. The “defenders” were attacked by the “commies” and the police and National Guard were told to stand down. Then, ultra liberal VA governor Terry McAuliffe, in collusion with White-hating Charlottesville vice mayor Wes Bellamy declared a “state of emergency” to stop the speakers from speaking. While the commie protesters were allowed in with weapons (pepper spray, clubs, masks, balloons and bottles filled with bleach, urine and feces), the LEGAL peaceful “defenders” were herded by the police right into the commie mobs on purpose. Trump “was” wrong in blaming both sides. The LEGAL defenders were dispersed, and the illegal terrorist commies were allowed to stay and attack any “defenders” trying to get home. Wake up my fellow Americans please. BLM, ANTIFA, ACLU, JDL, AARP, LULAC, NBP, LR, etc.,etc.,etc. are ALL COMMUNISTS, hell bent on destroying us! God save us.

  • depaz

    Now I have no idea how much it costs to throw an event at Mar-a-Lago, but my guess would be it ain’t cheap. My suggestion to these charities would be to hold your event at a local VFW or American Legion hall. Stimulate the local economy (and other do-good groups) and use the $ you raise for your CAUSE rather than to pay expenses. . . ..

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