In November 2016, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump held a press conference to announce that he would be moving his business to a brand-new building at the Trump International Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
The move was billed as a way to make the golf course more attractive to potential tenants, and to get the golf club more of a presence on the New Jersey shore.
“If you are going to be able to have the most beautiful course, the most fabulous golf course, I think it would be a great addition,” Trump said at the time.
The news of the announcement had been greeted with a mix of excitement and consternation.
“I know that the White House, with all its money and resources, has no need to spend a lot of money to put on a golf course for its own benefit,” said Republican New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie at the press conference.
“So, what we are asking is that the United States Government not only pay for the cost of building the course but also take over its use by the private sector.”
The Trump Organization responded by announcing it would make the course a tenant at a rate of $3 million per year.
Trump later acknowledged in a tweet that he had been “wrong to assume that the government would agree to such a large sum.”
In the weeks after Trump’s announcement, the Trump Organization was hit with a wave of lawsuits from New Jersey residents who said they’d been the victims of racial discrimination.
Some residents filed lawsuits in New Jersey alleging that they had been denied housing and benefits for years because of their race.
In March 2017, the federal government announced it would no longer investigate complaints of racial bias against Trump properties.
But the Trump campaign had a long history of hiring people of color to manage the properties.
As of January 2018, the company was employing a total of 765 people of colour, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.
A 2016 report from the Urban Institute found that at least 8% of the companies that the U.S. government investigated for racial discrimination in the workplace between 2010 and 2020 had at least one employee of color on the payroll.
The Trump campaign did not respond to requests for comment.
The story of the Trump golf course story isn’t unique.
The company’s history of racial diversity and inclusion is well-documented, but it also comes with a unique set of challenges, particularly for a candidate who claims to have “built a brand that will win.”
It also comes at a time when Trump has become the most polarizing presidential candidate in modern American politics, and he has repeatedly cast himself as a champion of minorities and women.
Trump has frequently attacked a series of former President Barack Obama’s accomplishments, including the Affordable Care Act and the Paris climate accord.
“The most important thing we can do as a country is to stop taking care of ourselves and start taking care for the rest of the world,” Trump has said.
“We can’t take care of one country at a cost of 100,000 people.
We have to take care with our families, we have to make sure that we’re going to have a country that’s great for everyone.”
The problems that Trump faces have nothing to do with his business holdings.
He’s been a leader in hiring and retaining people of African-American, Hispanic, and other underrepresented groups in his businesses.
And as his business has grown and his image has grown, the backlash against him has grown too.
In December 2016, The New York Times reported that Trump’s personal wealth had increased by more than $100 million between 2015 and 2017, making him the highest-earning presidential candidate since Bill Clinton.
The paper also found that the Trump family had amassed nearly $8 million in assets in the 2016 presidential election cycle alone.
“He’s a very rich man,” said Mark Geragos, a former executive vice president at Trump’s campaign.
“That’s one of the things that’s troubling about him.
He can’t control the money that comes into his hands.”
Trump, who has a net worth of $4.7 billion, has also faced criticism for his business dealings, particularly with Mexico, which he called “a total scam.”
Trump has repeatedly defended his business practices, saying his real estate deals are being done in “fair and honest” fashion, but he has also defended the use of his name.
“As you know, I’ve never said anything negative about anyone, but my business is going through tremendous turmoil right now,” Trump told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo on May 23, 2018.
“It’s going to go through a tremendous amount of turmoil.”
The White House has defended the business dealings of Trump, saying he is not a “scam artist.”
But Trump has also had to defend himself against accusations of racial profiling.
The New Jersey lawsuit against Trump’s company alleges that it has hired “racial stereotypes to target and discriminate against a large segment of the New York community.”
In addition to the lawsuit filed by New Jersey