Donald J. Trump spoke at a press conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ, USA, on July 7, 2021.
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Family and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attack criticized former President Donald Trump for hosting the next tournament of the Saudi-sponsored LIV Golf League at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ.
Group 9/11 Justice expressed “deep pain and anger” at Trump’s decision to host the tournament in a letter dated Sunday. The letter also noted many moments when the former president held Saudi Arabia accountable for an attack that killed 2,977 people in 2001.
“Mr. Trump, we don’t understand that the former president of the United States throws away our loved ones for personal financial gain,” the group wrote.
Of the 19 attacks on 9/11, 15 were Saudi citizens, and terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden was born in this country.The Saudi Arabian government Repeated refusal That it was involved in the attack.
Bedminster’s Trump National receptionist declined to comment on the 9/11 letter of justice. LIV did not immediately respond to the request for comment.
Trump himself ripped the PGA Tour in a post on his social network, Truth Social, on Monday, but made no mention of the 9/11 family reaction. The Bedminster Course will host a LIV tournament from July 29th to 31st. Trump’s Miami Course will host a LIV Championship tournament in late October.
Celebrities such as Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, and Bryson DeChambeau signed a major payday, causing the LIV League to wave in the world of sports and geopolitics.
The PGA Tour has suspended players who participated in the LIV.Next, the United States The Justice Department is reportedly investigating the tour Potential anti-competitive behavior against LIV.
LIV tournaments are not the first Saudi business related to Trump. According to the New York TimesJared Kushner, his son-in-law and former White House adviser, has secured a $ 2 billion investment from Saudi Sovereign Investment Fund for his private equity firm.
9/11 Justice previously protested the LIV tournament at the Pumpkin Ridge Course in Portland, Oregon. More state tournaments are scheduled for the fall in Boston, Chicago, culminating in a team championship at Trump’s Doral Course in Miami.
The letter to Trump The other was sent to President Joe Biden On the eve of his trip to Saudi Arabia, he demanded that the president hold the Saudi government responsible for the attack.
Biden was criticized for being perceived as insensitive to these tensions with the Saudi government. The president met the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia with his fist In the defense of voices from family members and victims of 9/11 Supporters of the murdered journalist Jamal KashoggMe..