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Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:35 PM

Cleveland Clinic pulls gala from Trump's Mar-a-Lago

WASHINGTON -- The Cleveland Clinic is cutting another tie to President Donald Trump, canceling plans to hold its 2018 Florida fundraising gala from the Trump-owned Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach.

"After careful consideration, Cleveland Clinic has decided that it will not hold a Florida fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago in 2018," the hospital system said in a statement. "We thank the staff of Mar-a-Lago for their service over the years."

The Clinic and its CEO, Toby Cosgrove, had taken criticism for continuing to hold the annual event there.

The exit follows a decision by Cosgrove and top executives of some of the nation's leading corporations on Wednesday to disband a business advisory council that reported to the president. They said Trump's recent comments on last weekend's violence in Virginia by neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan supporters were inappropriate and didn't represent the values for which they and their organizations stood.

https://articles.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/08/cleveland_clinic_pulls_fund-ra.amp

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Reply Cleveland Clinic pulls gala from Trump's Mar-a-Lago (Original post)
HAB911 Aug 2017 OP
Eliot Rosewater Aug 2017 #1
Johnny2X2X Aug 2017 #7
workinclasszero Aug 2017 #8
catbyte Aug 2017 #2
dalton99a Aug 2017 #3
obamanut2012 Aug 2017 #4
dalton99a Aug 2017 #10
pangaia Aug 2017 #15
ebbie15644 Aug 2017 #5
DesertRat Aug 2017 #6
sinkingfeeling Aug 2017 #9
flibbitygiblets Aug 2017 #11
BigmanPigman Aug 2017 #12
Kleveland Aug 2017 #13
lark Aug 2017 #14
Honeycombe8 Aug 2017 #16
Kleveland Aug 2017 #20
BumRushDaShow Aug 2017 #17
bucolic_frolic Aug 2017 #18
NastyRiffraff Aug 2017 #19

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:43 PM

1. No human being should eat at or stay at or golf at any property

that is owned by even 1% by any trump or kushner.

These are traitors and nazi sympathizers.

No decent person will do anything but spit on their property.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:55 PM

7. Exactly

Trump and his closest allies are Nazi sympathizers and White Supremacists, the country needs to respond accordingly.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:55 PM

8. Agree

 

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:50 PM

2. Wow, this whole nazi sympathizer clusterfuck looks like it may just be what torpedoes

Twitler's "brand." Oh sure, his cultists will always love him, but I doubt they have the where with all to stay at his $750/night Washington boondoggle or buy Ivanka's overpriced ripoff designer shoes. I won't be satisfied until I see that rat bastard frog marched into state prison, but, failing that, it will be awesome to see him reduced to "developing" Trump Taj Mahal Luxury Trailer Park in Bumfuck, AL.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:51 PM

3. About damn time

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:52 PM

4. It took Nazis to do it -- they should be ashamed it took so long

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 01:07 PM

10. Disgraceful

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 03:12 PM

15. My thought exactly.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:53 PM

5. About damn time

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 12:54 PM

6. Last year: Trump interviews Cleveland Clinic CEO to be a Cabinet member.

This week: CEO bashes racism, Clinic pulls event from Mar-a-Lago.


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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 01:05 PM

9. Finally!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 02:27 PM

11. We need to find out what other big companies are holding conferences at tRump properties

(other than foreign governments of course), and put on the pressure.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 02:49 PM

12. Fantastic! Too bad a lot of companies and organizations don't boycott all of his properties

and products. Every single person should do the same...hit their whole family in their bank accounts. That is what they live for...MONEY!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 02:51 PM

13. It's about fucking time Toby! WTF?

I, as a Clevelander have been appalled that his "gala" event was not cancelled long ago.

There is nothing about the current administration that is in any way aligned with the values at Cleveland Clinic.

I was an employee there for a while, and the staff there comes from all over the world.

You don't even think about such things when you are involved working there.

Everyone just gets along, and does their duty to humanity and healing.

I cannot speak for all of the board members there, there are some dubious individuals who only seem to care about money.

To be clear, it is my understanding that Cleveland Clinic is not non-profit, it is not-for-profit, meaning that it can make a profit, and invest those profits in itself.



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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 03:02 PM

14. drumpf does not stand for any American values at all, none.

Greed isn't a value and that's the main thrust of his life, pretty much his reason d'etre (sorry no correct accent on this keyboard). Hate, vindictiveness, violence, loathing of everyone not a white male, criminality and fascism, these drivers of his behavior are not values, just the opposite.

He cares nothing for this country, it's history, it's values or even it's very existence. He does love flattery and since the racists love him, he loves them back. He's that simple-minded and needy.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 03:19 PM

16. How could a med. institution afford Mar-A-Lago, in the 1st place?

That place is SUPER expensive!

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #16)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 10:07 PM

20. You have no idea just how deep the pockets of Cleveland Clinic are.

Seriously.... I was there for several years.

They got money like you would not believe.

They have investments, and interests world wide.

They have Saudis and UAE as patients, who rent out several floors in the Intercontinental hotel on campus.

I could tell some odd stories.

I am no longer stationed there because I offended fucking Saudis.
( I have absolutely no love for the Saudi regime. I think they are responsible for very much suffering in the world. They are greedy fundamentalists, and uncaring about the rest of us).

It's all about the money baby.

But, they do have amazing doctors, and the best heart specialists you can find.

Sometimes you just gotta' go with the flow, and the greater good.

They do much good for many seriously ill people, who had no hope.

Angioplasty was created there, as are many other significant medical advances.

Life is weird.



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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 03:32 PM

17. NOW it is time for the Red Cross to do the same next year.

And I don't give a damn whether that place WAS the ARC founder's home in the past. The place has been defiled.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 03:35 PM

18. The top of the medical profession is like the top of anything else

loaded with money, and not knowing what to do with it. Conferences, luxury hotels, junkets,
limousines. Find me a company or industry operating lean without palatial headquarters. They would
have the most dedicated employees.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 05:15 PM

19. Trump lawsuit coming soon.

We've already had one from the do-nothing first lady, why not the pretend president?

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