Dead Body Washes Ashore Near New York Trump Golf Course

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The normally serene setting of the Trump Golf Links in The Bronx was shattered Wednesday evening when a badly decomposed body washed ashore near the Whitestone Bridge, according to sources for the New York Post.

“The corpse was discovered at Ferry Point on the grounds of the public course — run by President Trump’s private company — at about 8:30 p.m. by kids playing by the East River shore, according to law-enforcement sources.”

The body, which was found on the rocks by a hiker, was in such poor condition that investigators weren’t even able to tell what gender it was. An autopsy will have to determine that as well as the cause of death. In addition to police, the NYPD Harbor Unit was also called to the area. Meanwhile, security guards who work there blocked access to the Trump golf course.

Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first body to turn up at a Trump Golf Course. In July of 2017, a female’s body washed up on the beach along the Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. She was revealed to be 26-years-old. Earlier that same week, the United States Coast Guard had been called to the scene to help look for a missing swimmer, reported PEOPLE at the time. It was unknown if the body was connected to that incident.

This comes amid an already controversial week for President Donald Trump, who on Wednesday barred CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins from an open press event at the Rose Garden Wednesday afternoon, as previously reported by Inquisitr. The reason given was that she had “shouted questions” earlier during a photo opportunity in the Oval Office. Many reporters from rival networks jumped to her defense, especially considering she was acting at the pool reporter in that instance, meaning she was there to ask questions for all news outlets. Each of the five largest news organizations gets a turn as the pool reporter, as it rotates to a different one each day.

Even Fox News issued a statement, which was reported by CNN, saying “we stand in strong solidarity with CNN for the right to full access for our journalists as part of a free and unfettered press.”

They also reported how NBC’s Kasie Hunt tweeted, “These were questions from the TV pool reporter, which means this is effectively an action taken against all the TV journalists covering the White House.”

President Trump has continually picked fights with the press, often proclaiming them to be “fake news,” in an attempt to deflect criticism.

“Trump’s so-called war with the media has taken on many forms, but Wednesday’s action against Collins was a serious escalation,” wrote CNN.