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Cleveland Clinic Drops Mar-a-Lago Fundraiser

News  |  By John Commins  
   August 17, 2017

The fallout continues after President Donald Trump’s controversial comments following the violent street confrontations that left one person dead and several others injured last weekend in Charlottesville, VA.  

The Cleveland Clinic on Thursday became the latest blue-chip health system to distance itself from President Donald Trump.

A terse statement, not attributed to any individual at the health system, read: “After careful consideration, Cleveland Clinic has decided that it will not hold a Florida fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago in 2018. We thank the staff of Mar-a-Lago for their service over the years.”

No reason was provided for the decision to drop the fundraiser at the ritzy Trump property, which came days after the president’s controversial remarks about last weekend’s street clashes in Charlottesville, VA.

The confrontation between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators left one woman dead and several others injured. 

The president’s remarks were seen in many quarters as deflecting blame away from neo-Nazis and other avowed white supremacist groups.

John Commins is a content specialist and online news editor for HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.

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