Wednesday, July 08, 2015


By Thomas Himes, Los Angeles Daily News |

In this March 10, 2015, file photo, Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. LAUSD announced on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 that it is canceling a Nov. 23 fundraiser set for Trump's golf course in Rancho Palos Verdes. Trump's company is refusing to return a $7,500 deposit. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Posted: 07/08/15, 3:19 PM PDT | Donald Trump’s remarks about immigrants prompted the Los Angeles Unified School District on Wednesday to cancel a fundraiser set for his golf in Rancho Palos Verdes, but the billionaire’s company is refusing to return a $7,500 deposit.

The fundraiser was expected to raise $70,000 for LAUSD after-school programs to educate children and fund Camp Skyhook, which brings impoverished children from the inner city to the Angeles National Forest for five days.

“There was absolutely no reason to host our largest fundraiser at a Trump facility after Donald Trump shared negative immigration comments,” said Alvaro Cortés, who heads the after-school programs for the district.

LAUSD had planned to host its event Nov. 23 at Trump National Golf Course in the South Bay. The move by the nation’s second largest school district follows one by the Professional Golf Association, which announced Tuesday it would relocate its Grand Slam of Golf tournament that was set for October at the $260 million venue owned by Trump.

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