Cleveland Clinic To Go Ahead With Mar-a-Lago Fundraiser

Officials with the Cleveland Clinic have decided they won’t move their annual fundraiser away from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort despite pressure from health professionals and others over the president’s support for repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Spokeswoman Eileen Sheil said the event raises between $700,000 and $1 million annually to expand programs and purchase equipment for the hospital’s Florida facility.

A protest letter from doctors and others across the state say the hospital’s support for the Trump Organization is unacceptable “because it symbolically and financially supports a politician actively working to decrease access to healthcare and cut billiions of dollars in research funding from the National Institutes of Health budget.”