- Advertisement -Newspaper WordPress Theme
BusinessFamilies of 9/11 victims blast Former President Donald Trump for hosting Saudi-backed...

Families of 9/11 victims blast Former President Donald Trump for hosting Saudi-backed golf tournament

Families of 9/11 victims blast Former President Donald Trump for hosting Saudi-backed golf tournament

The families of the victims who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack wrote a letter to former President Trump on Sunday blasting his decision to host a Saudi-backed LIV Golf event at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club later this month.

The 9/11 Justice group urged the former president cancel the plans, noting Trump’s past remarks blaming Saudi Arabia for the terrorist attacks, the New York Times reported.

LIV Golf, a Saudi-backed golfing league run by former professional golfer Greg Norman, is scheduled to hold its tournament at Trump’s National Golf Club Bedminster from July 29 to 31.

“We simply cannot understand how you could agree to accept money from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s golf league to host their tournament at your golf course, and to do so in the shadows of ground zero in New Jersey, which lost over 700 residents during the attacks,” the group wrote in its letter to Trump.

“It is incomprehensible to us that a former president of the United States would cast our loved ones aside for personal financial gain. We hope you will reconsider your business relationship with the Saudi golf league and will agree to meet with us.”

The News men has reached out to a Trump spokesperson for comment.

In response to the migration, the PGA tour has banned and fined defectors, who have also been peppered with questions about Saudi Arabia’s record of human rights abuses.

President Biden has also been on the receiving end of criticism this weekend over his visit to Saudi Arabia and his fist-bump on Friday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman , who U.S. intelligence said ordered the killing of Washington Post journalist and Saudi government opponent Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Subscribe Today

GET EXCLUSIVE FULL ACCESS TO PREMIUM CONTENT

SUPPORT NONPROFIT JOURNALISM

EXPERT ANALYSIS OF AND EMERGING TRENDS IN CHILD WELFARE AND JUVENILE JUSTICE

TOPICAL VIDEO WEBINARS

Get unlimited access to our EXCLUSIVE Content and our archive of subscriber stories.

Exclusive content

- Advertisement -Newspaper WordPress Theme

Latest article

More article

- Advertisement -Newspaper WordPress Theme
%d bloggers like this: