Donald Trump: Losing ESPN and NASCAR—No Big Deal!

Master entrepreneur that he is, the presidential candidate is busy making lemonade.

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Business mogul/TV personality Donald Trump attends the Success by Trump fragrance launch at Macy's Herald Square on April 18, 2012 in New York City.

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Hours after news the Republican presidential candidate acknowledged that the PGA is pulling a tournament from one of his golf courses, he lambasted two other ex-customers for cancelling their events. In a press release bearing his corporate Trump Organization logo, Trump blasted ESPN for backing out of a separate golf event originally set for a Trump property, and NASCAR for cancelling a banquet. The language was hardly corporate.

Written in the first person, the statement included notes of exasperation—“Give me a break!”—and a promise to re-book the “magnificent” spaces the two sporting groups, concerned about bad publicity over Trump's comments on immigrants, had bailed on. “I get two fees instead of one,” said Trump.

Read the complete release, which ends with the real estate mogul's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again"—and an extra exclamation point—below.

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