Trump said Sunday he’s open to Corolla’s latest venture, a $100 million package of trips for wealthy and famous people.
Trump, who announced the trip to Palm Beach on Friday, told the New York Times he’s been approached about Corolla and that the company has a strong team and will be a big draw.
But he said he’s not interested in taking on more trips and said the package would be focused on the rich and famous.
Trump’s comments come as he and his advisers have sought to distance themselves from Trump’s comments on the deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va., that left one woman dead.
In a Sunday interview with NBC News, Trump said he believes there were far worse acts of hatred toward the country by neo-Nazis and white supremacists, including the “unspeakable things” he saw.
Trump and his allies have argued that the death of Heather Heyer was an accident and that there were others, including Trump, at the rally who were not neo-Nazi.
Trump also blamed the violence on counterprotesters who gathered to counter his event, saying they were “very violent” and “disrupting” his events.
“I’m not blaming them,” Trump told NBC’s Chuck Todd.
“I’m going to say that I think they were very violent.
I think the counter-protesters, I think, were very disruptive.
They were very, very violent.”
The Trump campaign issued a statement saying Trump “strongly condemns the violence and the bigotry shown by some of his supporters, but also the bigotry of the white supremacists who have come to support them.”
Trump also said he had “great respect” for the counterprotestors.
“President Trump will speak with Heather Heyers family, who have been extremely supportive and have always supported his message of love, peace and love of country,” the statement read.
“President Trump’s condemnation of violence, hate and bigotry is exactly why we need a strong, united country that works for everyone.”
Trump said Sunday that the Corolla deal was not his choice but that he’d be interested in “some” of the luxury vacations the company is offering to rich and powerful people.
“Maybe we’ll do some Corolla vacations for the rich, but I’m sure we’ll be doing some Corollas for the famous,” Trump said on NBC’s Meet the Press.
“We’re a very, not a very rich company, so maybe we’ll put some Corolays in some of these luxury resorts,” he added.
Corolla’s spokesman, Tom Boggess, told NBC News that the resort has a long history of doing luxury trips for people in the elite.
The company said in a statement that the plan is to offer an array of private and corporate travel packages to the rich “including a return of Corolla trips to Palm Springs and other resorts in the state.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with President Trump on his next trip to the state of Florida,” Boggesses said.