Another charity has canceled an event planned at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, marking the seventh group to scrap fundraising events at the luxury Palm beach, Fla., club.
The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach said on Facebook Saturday that it had pulled its annual dinner dance from Trump’s Palm Beach estate.
“Given the current environment surrounding Mar-a-Lago, we have made the decision to move our annual dinner dance,” the group wrote.
The local nonprofit is “dedicated to protecting and celebrating the unique architectural and cultural heritage of Palm Beach,” the organization said in the statement.
The groups’ announcements all come as Trump faces massive backlash for saying “both sides” were to blame for violence at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
Trump has faced mounting criticism following a news conference on Tuesday, where he appeared to defend white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups that had gathered in Charlottesville to protest the removal of a Confederate statue.
He also doubled down on his claim that “both sides” were responsible for the violence that erupted during the Saturday protests — resulting in the death of one counterprotester and the injury of at least a dozen others when a man with alleged racist connections plowed his car into a crowd — criticizing what he called “alt-left” demonstrators for violently confronting white nationalist groups.