Dubai Golf Course Drops Trump Branding Following Controversial Muslim Comments

| by Sean Kelly
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A multibillion dollar golf course and housing development in Dubai dropped Trump branding following Donald Trump’s controversial comments about Muslims. 

DAMAC properties first stated it would stand by Trump following his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., but on Dec. 10, someone removed the candidate’s name and image from its Akoya by DAMAC site, USA Today reports.

Other Trump-related businesses in Dubai have cut ties with Trump as a result of his rhetoric, including home-decor chain Lifestyle — which  announced it would be removing all Trump-branded products from its 180 stores across the Middle East, Africa and other parts of the region, The Associated Press notes.

The company cited “recent statements in the U.S. media” for the decision.

Bulent Kural, the general manager of Trump Towers in Istanbul, spoke out against the GOP front-runner’s calls to ban Muslims from the U.S., saying his company “regrets and condemns” the rhetoric.

“We are assessing the legal dimension of our relationship with the Trump brand,” Kural said in a statement, according to AP.

Sources: AP via New York Post, USA Today / Photo credit: Ninian Reid/Flickr, Gage Skidmore/Flickr