Petition asks sponsor to dump Trump golf course
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An online petition is pressuring a sponsor to stop supporting a golf tournament at one of Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base Ann Coulter blasts Trump shutdown compromise: ‘We voted for Trump and got Jeb!’ MORE’s courses.

“Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Drumpf has insulted everyone on his way to the top of the party: Mexicans, Muslims, women, military heroes, the disabled,” wrote Aaron Viles, the Care2 petition’s creator, using Trump’s ancestral family name.


“I guess the one group spared his uninformed, knee-jerk debasement has been golfers," he added. "That’s the only possible explanation for why KitchenAid would tarnish their brand by partnering with Drumpf for the Senior PGA championship.

“The 78th annual Senior PGA championship presented by KitchenAid will be held on May 2017 at Trump National Golf Course in Washington, D.C. Tell KitchenAid that racism, sexism, Islamophobia and hatred are no way to sell appliances — drop Drumpf now!”

Viles’s petition on Wednesday afternoon had drawn 9,757 supporters of a stated 10,000 signature goal. It is addressed to Jeff Fettig, CEO of Whirlpool and KitchenAid.

Reports emerged last week the PGA Tour was moving a major tournament from Trump National Doral golf resort in Miami to a course in Mexico City.

The decision to move the event, formerly known as the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, occurred once Cadillac withdrew its sponsorship. Grupo Salinas, a Mexican business conglomerate, replaced Cadillac as the tournament’s main sponsor instead.

Trump, the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee, panned the move’s negative impact on American businesses.

“It is a sad day for Miami, the United States and the game of golf, to have the PGA Tour consider moving the World Golf Championships, which has been hosted in Miami for the last 55 years, to Mexico,” he said in a statement.

“No different than Nabisco, Carrier and so many other American companies, the PGA tour has put profits ahead of thousands of American jobs, millions of dollars in revenue for local communities and charities and the enjoyment of hundreds of thousands of fans who make the tournament an annual tradition. This decision only further embodies the very reason I am running for president of the United States."