Women’s group protest receives frosty welcome at Trump golf course

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Demonstrators from a women’s advocacy group got a chilly reception when they protested the U.S. Women’s Open at the Trump National Golf Course in New Jersey this weekend. 

The prestigious women’s golf tournament at Trump’s course has galvanized protesters, including the women’s advocacy group Ultraviolet, due to the president’s fraught past with women.

“We wanted to look him in the eye,” protester Melissa Byrne said, according to a White House pool report. 

{mosads}Ultraviolet has been protesting the three-day U.S. Women’s Open tournament being held at the Bedminster, N.J., resort this weekend, targeting both Trump and the U.S. Golf Association’s decision to keep the tournament at the club.

However, attendees at the prestigious golf tournament did not welcome the presence of protesters. 

Guests at the sporting event were reportedly annoyed with the demonstrations, according to reports. 

“Look at what they look like,” one woman reportedly yelled when she saw people wearing “Dump sexist Trump” shirts. 

Reporters were reportedly targeted when they spoke to protesters. According to a pool report, one attendee yelled, “Is the Clinton news network here?” 



Sunday was Trump’s third day attending the tournament. The president, who flew back to New Jersey from an official trip to Paris, watched the event on Sunday in a glass-enclosed viewing area alongside national security adviser H.R. McMaster. 

Trump thanked his supporters, “who far out-numbered the protesters,” at the tournament in a tweet on Sunday morning.

On Friday, the group Ultraviolet flew a plane banner reading “USGA: Stand with Women, not Trump” over the course.

On Saturday, the group put a digital billboard truck on the road encircling the course flashing quotes from newspaper columnists bashing the USGA’s decision to hold the tournament there.

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