Donald Trump has been a member of the Winged Foot Golf Club in Westchester, New York since 1969 and some of the members are upset with the club for refusing to recognize the president by hanging a portrait in his honor.
Some members of the prestigious club have been lobbying for Winged Foot to hang a portrait of President Trump in the clubhouse and they are upset that the club has refused to do so, according to an exclusive report by Page Six.
“Trump has been a member since 1969, and there is a big push to honor him at the club. We should be proud that the President of the United States is a member of Winged Foot: It is prestigious to have him here. But the senior club management has refused to put up a Trump portrait,” a source said.
The source suggested the club’s decision not to recognize the president is to keep from “driving a wedge between members” and jeopardize opportunities to host events.
“It seems the leaders of Winged Foot do not want to rock the boat and politicize the club, given that the U.S. Open will be at Winged Foot in 2020.”
The member also noted that Trump’s name plate on his locker has been taken down, causing “outrage” among members “because there seems to be no justification, apart from, perhaps, too many people were trying to take selfies at Trump’s locker, or they simply don’t want to advertise his membership.”
Page six reached out to club president Thomas Leslie, an attorney who was a top contributor to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, but he didn’t return the calls.