It Was Donald Trump Who Got Palm Beach’s Country Clubs To Desegregate

RACIST!!! We hear this every election season. If “Bush is elected churches will be burned”, “blacks will be dragged on the street by pick up trucks”, Joe Biden said that blacks “will be put back in chains”, etc etc. The fear mongering, divide and conquer tactic has been the staple of the far left campaign book for decades.

The Daily Caller:

According to the Wall Street Journal and the Anti-Defamation League, Donald Trump is largely responsible for desegregating Florida’s wealthy sporting clubs.

The story starts back in the spring of 1995, when Trump officially opened the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach.

Palm Beach had only agreed to Trump’s plan after placing “restrictions on the club, such as allowing no more than 500 members, to allay residents’ fears about traffic congestion and noise,” the Wall Street Journal’s Jacqueline Bueno reported in 1997.

Then this happened:

The culture clash began to approach a climax last fall, when Mr. Trump’s lawyer sent members of the town council a copy of the film “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” a film that deals with upper-class racism. Mr. Trump then approached the town council about lifting the restrictions that had been placed on the club. He also asked some council members not to vote on the request because their membership in other clubs created a conflict of interest.

Last December, after the council refused to lift the restrictions, Mr. Trump filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Palm Beach, alleging that the town was discriminating against Mar-a-Lago, in part because it is open to Jews and African-Americans. The suit seeks $100 million in damages.

“He put the light on Palm Beach,” then ADL national director Abraham Foxman said after meeting with Trump on the issue. “Not on the beauty and the glitter, but on its seamier side of discrimination. It has an impact.”

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