Trump Organization cancels anti-Muslim group’s gala at Mar-a-Lago

The Trump Organization has reportedly canceled an anti-Muslim group’s event slated to be held at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

The Palm Beach Post reported that the Trump Organization on Sunday said it would not be hosting the upcoming fundraiser for ACT for America, an anti-Muslim extremist group with more than 1 million members.

{mosads}“This group absolutely will not be hosting their event at Mar-a-Lago,” Amanda Miller, a spokeswoman for the Trump Organization, told the news outlet in an email.

The Hill has reached out to the Trump Organization for comment.

Reports surfaced over the weekend that the anti-Muslim group was set to hold its fundraiser next month at Trump’s private resort in South Florida.

The event reportedly was selling tickets starting at $1,500, though the website to purchase them has been taken down, according to The Palm Beach Post.

Both the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center describe ACT for America as one of the largest anti-Muslim groups in the country.

The Hill has reached out to ACT for America for comment.

Conservative columnist, author and television commentator Michelle Malkin was set to be the keynote speaker at the event. It is not immediately clear where the group now plans to hold the event originally scheduled for Nov. 7.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, issued a statement applauding the Trump Organization’s decision to no longer host the event.

“It’s something we obviously welcome,” Ibrahim Hooper, the group’s national communications director, told the local news outlet. “I think the administration did the right thing. Cooler heads prevailed.”

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