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Bill Clinton Paid $20,000 to Play Golf in All-White Club While Trump Was Demanding Blacks And Jews Be Allowed To Play At His Clubs

Bill Clinton Paid $20,000 to Play Golf in All-White Club While Trump Was Demanding Blacks And Jews Be Allowed To Play At His Clubs

Hugh Janus | Daily Kos

You want to talk about elitism? Well how about this: according to The New York Times, Bill Clinton, often called the "first black president", was a member of an all-white golf club in Arkansas, The Country Club of Little Rock. An excerpt from the March 23, 1992 NYT article:

"A guy asked me to play nine holes of golf," he [Bill Clinton] said on Friday. "It was the only place we had time to play. I should not have done it."

But he did not explain why he had played at the club for years despite its all-white membership. Today, Mike Gauldin, his spokesman in Arkansas, was asked that question; he said, "No one ever complained about it before."Mr. Clinton's mea culpa has not defused the criticism. In New York today, his chief rival, Edmund G. Brown Jr. of California, said that "even George Bush wouldn't dare play golf at an all-white golf club."

Now here is where things get interesting. Clinton paid $20,000 in initiation fees and a $150 monthly fee for the dubious "privilege" of playing in a white-only club.

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