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Trump is reportedly more upset about his club not hosting a golf tournament than he is about likely being impeached for a 2nd time

Published by Business Insider on Tue, 12 Jan 2021

<p><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5ffcbc2ebde805001980c411-2400/GettyImages-1230113307.jpg" border="0" alt="GettyImages donald trump" data-mce-source="Al Drago/Getty Images" data-mce-caption="President Donald Trump climbs into golf cart number 45 as he golfs at Trump National Golf Club on December 13, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia"></p><p></p><bi-shortcode id="summary-shortcode" data-type="summary-shortcode" class="mceNonEditable" contenteditable="false">Summary List Placement</bi-shortcode><p>Losing privileges to host a professional golf tournament has apparently infuriated President Donald Trump more than other recent developments following the US Capitol riot he incited.</p><p>Trump is "gutted" over the PGA of America's <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/pga-pulls-2022-championships-from-trumps-nj-golf-course-2021-1">decision</a> on Sunday to pull its 2022 championship from Trump's golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, The New York Times' Maggie Haberman <a href="https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/1348724630626951169's=20">reported</a> on Monday.</p><div><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en" data-cards="" data-conversation=""><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hes angry about impeachment, people who have spoken to him say. But the reaction to the PGA decision was different order of magnitude.</p> Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) <a href="https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/1348731325440733184'ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 11, 2021</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></div><p>The contract termination is a response to pro-Trump supporters storming the Capitol grounds on Wednesday, according to PGA organizers. The chaos, which took place while Congress met to certify President-elect Joe Biden's 2020 election win, left five people dead, including one Capitol Police officer. In the days since, Trump has faced mounting backlash from <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/how-big-tech-companies-are-handling-trump-after-riots-2021-1">companies</a>, lawmakers, and voters.</p><p>"We find ourselves in a political situation not of our making," PGA CEO Seth Waugh <a href="https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-donald-trump-pga-championships-golf-new-jersey-723ef0a90af03af016c9a7ae2b711fc6">told</a> The Associated Press. "We're fiduciaries for our members, for the game, for our mission, and for our brand. And how do we best protect that' Our feeling was given the tragic events of Wednesday that we could no longer hold it at Bedminster. The damage could have been irreparable. The only real course of action was to leave."</p><p>In a statement, the Trump Organization called the move a "breach of contract" and said it had "invested many, many millions of dollars" into the event, the AP reported.</p><p><em><strong>Read more:</strong> <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/secret-service-agent-protect-trump-jail-prison-state-federal-crimes-2021-1">Trump would almost certainly have Secret Service protection even if he ends up in prison, former agents say</a></em></p><p>The Times' reporting came as House Democrats on Monday <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/house-democrats-article-of-impeachment-trump-incitement-of-insurrection-2021-1">formally</a> introduced an article of impeachment against Trump charging him with incitement of insurrection. The president is likely to be impeached this week for a second time, as Democrats have mustered up <a href="https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/11/house-trump-impeachment-457440">enough votes</a> to move forward with the proceedings.</p><p>Trump is "angry" at the prospect of impeachment, sources close to him told The Times, but he's more upset by the golf-tournament cancellation. The president, an avid golf player who owns several clubs, has made 321 golfing trips over the past four years, according to a public database of his <a href="https://factba.se/topic/calendar">schedule</a>. In the weeks since the November election, Trump has gone golfing at least 15 times.</p><ul class="read-more-links"><li>Read more:</li><li><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/biden-stimulus-trump-impeachment-congress-republicans-democrats-2021-1" data-read-more-link="" data-e2e-name="read-more-link">Joe Biden suggests the Senate could split days between a Trump impeachment trial and passing another coronavirus relief package</a></li><li><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/state-dept-staffer-changed-site-to-say-trump-pences-term-end-january-11-2021-1" data-read-more-link="" data-e2e-name="read-more-link">A 'disgruntled' staffer reportedly changed Trump and Pence's biographies on the State Department website to say both their terms ended on Monday</a></li><li><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/capitol-police-officer-eugene-goodman-hailed-hero-riot-2021-1" data-read-more-link="" data-e2e-name="read-more-link">Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman is being as a hailed a hero for facing down an angry mob of Trump supporters and drawing them away from the Senate chamber</a></li></ul><p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/trumps-angrier-about-not-hosting-golf-tournament-vs-impeachment-nyt-2021-1#comments">Join the conversation about this story &#187;</a></p> <p>NOW WATCH: <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/what-its-like-travel-during-coronavirus-outbreak-planes-airports-virus-2020-3">Here's what it's like to travel during the coronavirus outbreak</a></p>
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