The people elected into office in governments of most nations are instrumental in improving and safeguarding the lives of the citizens. They tap on various resources in implementing various programs that aim in nation building as well as demand for tax payments for various goods and services, so the state has money to use in the delivery of basic services for the people. Yet there are still private organizations that go the extra mile and engage themselves in various charitable activities that aim in uplifting the lives of the poor and the impoverished that the government can’t always attend to.
The United States of America may be a first-world nation but there are still thousands (even millions) of homeless people scattered all over the country. That’s not even including the millions of Americans living in poverty and often dependent on federal assistance to meet their daily needs. So, it’s safe to assume that America is silently struggling internally despite its image as a strong and rich nation to outsiders. A big part of America’s success can be attributed to the charities that support the people. However, it sounds like a problem is brewing between these charitable institutions and the current administration and the people will eventually be on the losing end here or maybe not.
More than a dozen charities have pulled their events from President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in a continued backlash to how Trump responded to the fatal violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last week.
Trump initially cast blame for the violence at a white supremacist rally on “many sides,” before he walked back his statement and condemned white supremacists and neo-Nazis. But he subsequently doubled down on his first remarks, saying there were “very fine people on both sides.” Trump’s comments were so controversial that CEOs began to abandon his business councils, causing Trump to disband them, and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle rushed to denounce his comments and issue their own rebukes of racism and other types of discrimination.
President Trump is known to be not that good with words despite him being a successful entrepreneur and it is evident on his very active Twitter account and his endless supply of witty tweets. He does not hesitate in issuing controversial remarks and it has not changed even after he assumed the presidency. And in his quest to realize his dream of making America great again, he kept on saying things that he shouldn’t be saying just because he wants to make a point and blame someone else for all the problems of the country today.
The American Cancer Society said it did so in the name of commitment to diversity. Palm Beach County’s Kravis Center for performing arts worried about shifting focus away from its cultural mission. And the local zoo said it sought to avoid distraction from wildlife and nature.
Winter galas slotted for President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club are, one-by-one, shifting to different venues, especially after he defended those who marched alongside white supremacists and anti-Semites in Charlottesville, Virginia. Some 20 charities have announced the move, including Big Dog Ranch Rescue, whose event is co-chaired by daughter-in-law Lara Trump.
President Trump’s continued blatant display of his biases and prejudices are turning off charitable organizations throughout the country and many are either withdrawing their membership at his exclusive Mar-A-Lago resort or hold their events in an entirely different venue that is a neutral ground for anyone despite their status in life or personal opinions. Membership to Trump’s exclusive resorts is expensive and only the true elites of the world can afford to get inside its premises. But today, cancellations to the resort are far too many that many are left wondering whether it will eventually hurt its income. With fewer fundraisers happening within its premises, it may also affect President Trump’s image that is already worsening on its own.