Professional Sports Teams Are Avoiding Trump Hotels in Droves

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Trump'He continually offends people and so people don't want to stay at his hotel. It's pretty simple

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Trump'He continually offends people and so people don't want to stay at his hotel. It's pretty simple

The team confirmed to CP24 on Thursday that they will avoid all Trump properties during the upcoming National Basketball Association season.

According to The Post, Trump properties were never popular among National Football League teams.

Among the 123 teams in USA baseball, basketball, football and hockey leagues surveyed by The Washington Post, all of the 105 teams that responded said their players no longer stay at Trump Hotels.

CTV News has reached out to Toronto's other professional sports teams to ask whether they will avoid staying at Trump properties but those teams (the Leafs, Blue Jays and Toronto FC) have all refused to comment, citing a policy not to discuss travel plans publicly.

Professional teams across four major sports leagues that sometimes stayed in Trump hotels are apparently now finding different lodging while on the road, according to a report on Thursday.

Shortly after Trump disinvited the Golden State Warriors to the White House last month, LeBron James called the president a "bum," adding that these trips were "a great honor until you showed up!"

"The president has seemingly made a point of dividing us as best he can", Steve Kerr, coach of the Golden State Warriors, told The Post. A lavish hotel fit for millionaire athletes, the players loved staying there when in town to play the New York Knicks or Brooklyn Nets.

The Post reached out to all 123 teams in the four major USA sports leagues to find out how many teams are still Trump customers.

The Milwaukee Bucks, according to the report, have stopped staying at Trump's hotel in Chicago.

After the presidential election, Bucks player Jabari Parker told Sporting News that he was "proud" to not stay at Trump's hotels.

The pro-athletes' rejection of the five-star accommodations is the latest shock to the Trump name.

Over the past few weeks, the president has launched a crusade against NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem, infamously calling them "sons of bitches" and praising Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for his pledge to bench protesters.

"I don't support someone who endorses hate on other people", Parker said.

"The president has repeatedly said he doesn't care about his business, he cares about the country", Sanders wrote the newspaper in an email. 'He ran his campaign on hate.

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