Mar-a-Lago has reneged on their invitation to allow ACT for America, an anti-Muslim extremist group, to host their annual gala at President Trump’s Florida resort after the Miami Herald reported on the arrangement on Saturday. “This event will absolutely not be taking place at Mar-a-Lago,” Amanda Miller, a spokeswoman for the Trump Organization told the Herald in a statement the next day, though an invitation for the dinner was still posted on their website as of Sunday afternoon. Miller did not clarify as to why the group was disinvited.
ACT for America is considered the largest anti-Muslim group in the United States by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The group is well-known for organizing the “March Against Sharia” in 2017, a nationwide protest attended by far-right and white supremacist groups. Tickets for the Mar-a-Lago event started at $1,500, according to an invitation posted on ACT for America’s website. The group previously charged $250 to $350 for tickets to the annual gala when it was hosted in and around Washington, D.C., according to the SPLC.