Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Trump Supporters Dis CNN at US Women's Open

Trump Supporters Dis CNN at US Women's Open

Donald Trump has insisted the his supporters "far out-numbered" protesters during a visit to the US Women's Open at the Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster in New Jersey - with the President also set to watch the final round on Sunday.

Almost a dozen members of SOMA Action, a six-month-old group from South Orange and Maplewood, arrived wearing shirts saying "Dump sexist Trump".

"We want the USGA to dump sexist Trump because women and men deserve to make sure that they are safe and that sexual predators are not considered ambassadors of sports". "He may think he has all this power and he's so strong, but we're stronger than he is". "He did not release his tax returns, which is not transparent and is not fair to the people of the United States". They even criticized reporters for giving them any coverage.

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.

UltraViolet's protest, which began just after 3 p.m., stirred up tensions with some in the crowd.

Trump, whose course was named to host the 72nd edition of the event in 2012, long before the real estate magnate and reality TV star entered politics, arrived on Friday to become the first sitting US president to attend the championship. Trump has chosen not to divest fully from his businesses, and so his continued promotion of such events (as well as his presence there at) is widely considered problematic optically and ethically.

Meanwhile, at the golf course, a very visibly uninterested first lady Melania Trump, first daughter Ivanka and Eric Trump, along with his pregnant wife, Lara, joined in. "In another, a Trump supporter said a protester bit him, though no blood was drawn".

Separately, an ABC/Washington Post poll released Sunday showed Trump's approval rating at the six-month mark of his term at 36 percent, down 6 points from a survey taken after his first 100 days.

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