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Controversial Saudi Golf Tournament Morphs Into Mini Trump Campaign Event

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Tickets for the controversial Saudi-sponsored tournament at Donald Trump’s Recent Jersey golf course were reportedly going for as little as $1, and crowds were scant — but Trump and his fans tried their best to rework the tourney right into a mini campaign event on Saturday.

Spectators sporting shirts bearing pro-Trump slogans within the grandstand behind the primary tee erupted into chants of “4 more years!” when the previous president emerged in a red “Make America Great Again” cap for the second day of the foreign-funded tournament at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.

Later, Trump was seen raising a fist on the sixteenth tee watching the motion alongside Christian nationalist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who got here to the event to applaud the Saudi tournament — and MAGA fanatics.

Trump fan Dave Teed, a neighborhood firefighter who got here to the event, told Golfweek that he “can cope with” the Saudi Arabia “thing,” nevertheless it it was “China or something like that, no way. I wouldn’t be here.”

As for the actual tournament, the Washington Post scoffed that it had had thin crowds, big talk and loud music blasting from speakers across the course, “whilst players lined up tricky putts.”

Trump has giddily hailed the brand new LIV tournament, financed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, to compete with America’s own PGA tournament. The “America First” former president has called the Saudi tourney a “gold rush” that golfers should reap the benefits of.

But critics have bashed the LIV tournaments as “sport washing” by a brutal regime searching for to cleanse its popularity after the dismemberment-murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and its links to the 9/11 terror attacks.

Families of the victims of 9/11 and survivors had called on Trump to refuse to carry the tournament.

In an offended gathering in downtown Bedminister on Friday, Juliette Scauso, whose firefighter dad Dennis Scauso died within the 9/11 attacks, addressed Trump, asking: “How much money does it take to show your back in your country, on the American people?”

In response to criticism, Trump on Thursday ripped the “maniacs who did that horrible thing” of the 9/11 terror attacks— but insisted that “no person’s gotten to the underside of 9/11.”

He also insisted to the Wall Street Journal earlier within the week that the backlash over the brutal killing of Khashoggi had “died down.” American intelligence determined that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, chairman of the fund financing the tournament, ordered the dissident’s 2018 murder.

Though the Saudi government has denied any responsibility for the 9/11 terror attacks, 15 of the 19 al-Qaeda terrorists who carried out the attacks were from Saudi Arabia. After an intensive investigation, the FBI also detailed several contacts and phone calls between Saudi officials and the terrorists.

The 9/11 Families United group said said in a press release on the time that the report implicated “quite a few Saudi government officials in a coordinated effort to mobilize a necessary support network for the primary arriving 9/11 hijackers.”

Trump himself in 2016 repeatedly pointed to the Saudis as likely culprits in 9/11.

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