DC-area venue faces harassment for declining to host Trump supporters’ ‘DeploraBall’

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Clarendon Ballroom, a nightclub in Arlington, Va., is reportedly getting harassing phone calls after the venue backed out of hosting an event celebrating President-elect Donald Trump.

The Clarendon Ballroom was in talks with a group called Citizens for Trump to host the “DeploraBall” event the night before inauguration, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

However, the club decided not move forward with the arrangement, citing “suspicious actions of the organizers,” according to the report. The club also maintained that no contract has been signed prior to the cancellation.

{mosads}Jack Posobiec, one of the organizers of the event, blamed political pressure for the breakdown in “final negotiations.”

“They knew from the first email that it was an event to celebrate President Trump,” Posobiec told the Post. “It was perfectly fine until The Washington Post started calling them out.”

According to the newspaper, Posobiec was referencing a tweet by one of its reporters and that the Post has not written about the “DeploraBall” on its website or paper.

Arlington police spokeswoman Ashley Savage confirmed to the Post that the club was receiving angry complaints but added that there was currently “no credible threat.”

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