3 US senators want women’s golf open moved from Trump course

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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2002 file photo, Donald Trump holds a driver on the 11th green of his Ocean Trails Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes. Trump’s been telling Americans for nearly three decades that he’s what they really need in the White House, a business-hardened dealmaker-in-chief. Now that he’s actually running for president, Trump gets to say it Thursday night from center stage and in prime-time as the top-polling candidate in the first Republican presidential debate of the 2016 campaign. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) – Three Democratic U.S. senators are increasing the pressure on the U.S. Golf Association to move next year’s women’s open away from a New Jersey course owned by Donald Trump.

Richard Blumenthal, of Connecticut, Edward Markey, of Massachusetts, and Bob Casey, of Pennsylvania, made the request to move next July’s event away from Trump National in Bedminster in a letter sent Monday.

The senators called on USGA executive director Mike Davis to consider suspending further events at properties owned by the Republican presidential candidate because of what they describe as a “pattern of degrading and dehumanizing women” over decades.

The Trump Organization declined comment.

Trump was recorded in a 2005 video using vulgar language and apparently boasting of sexual assault. He has been accused of unwanted sexual advances by a group of women this month. He has called them liars and threatened to sue.

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