Amid President's Call For Boycott, Sports Teams Abandon Trump Hotels

Postado Outubro 12, 2017

The news comes on the heels of a Washington Post report which revealed that 11 of the 12 teams that regularly stayed at the Trump SoHo hotel while visiting New York City have stopped doing so since Trump launched his presidential campaign in 2015.

Trump properties used to serve as housing for professional sports teams on the road.

The newspaper reported that 16 of the 17 NFL, NBA, MLB and National Hockey League teams that stayed at Trump hotels in recent years confirmed they will be checking in at other properties when traveling.

Of the 123 teams asked, a total of 105 responded to The Post, and not a single one confirmed that it continues to stay at Trump properties.

Some of the teams that have left Trump hotels cited reasons outside politics.

Trump SoHo used to be the place where more than a third of the National Basketball Association stayed when they had games in NY. "He continually offends people, and people don't want to stay at his hotel".

It's reasonable to assume, then, that some of these teams made similar calculations, and pulled out of Trump's properties at least partially because of the president's demeanor.

The Post report said that the Raptors were one of five teams who dropped the Trump SoHo from their travel plans this past summer.

President Trump has made a point to blur the lines between politics and sports, most recently stating that he believed NFL players that protest during the national anthem should be fired and uninviting Steph Curry to the White House after Curry had already said he would not go.

'The president has repeatedly said he doesn't care about his business, he cares about the country, ' Sanders wrote in an email to The Post. The trend started before Trump denounced football players who refuse to stand for the National Anthem.

The Milwaukee Bucks stopped staying at Trump hotels shortly after Trump clinched the GOP nomination.

"I don't care what haters think - I'm proud to not stay in Trump hotels", the Bucks forward told the Sporting News in November.