Charities bail on Mar-a-Lago after Trump Charlottesville comments

“Where is everybody?” The main Mar-a-Lago ballroom, shown here before a 2016 Palm Beach County GOP dinner, could be empty for much of the 2017-18 social season.

PALM BEACH — Two more charities announced Sunday they won’t hold their annual fundraisers at President Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago Club and the Kravis Center added its name to the list this morning, continuing an exodus that has accelerated since Trump blamed “both sides” for the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society and MorseLife pulled the ripcord Sunday, bringing to 19 the number of charities deciding to leave Mar-a-Lago in recent months. The Kravis Center’s 2018 Wine Auction brings the number to 20.

Click here to read Palm Beach Daily News Society Editor Shannon Donnelly’s latest reportage.

And click here to read the latest tally of who’s in, who’s out and who’s on the fence for the upcoming social season at Mar-a-Lago.

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