Families of 9/11 victims versus Trump and Liv

hi blew up the World Trade Center on 9/11? Not the Iraqis but the Saudis. Look at Saudi Arabia, look at the cards “. Donald Trump’s words and thoughts released in 2016 on the TV show “Fox & Friends”.

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Six years later (four of which lived intensely in the White House) those words are re-launched by Brett Eagleson, president of 9/11 Justice, an association of the families of the victims of the attack on America. Eagleson asks the former most powerful man in the world not to host an American leg of the LIV Series, a new millionaire golf circuit funded by Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in one of his resorts.

The competition in question is scheduled at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. It is played over three days starting on July 29th. To organize it, for those who do not know yet, is the LIV Golf, a new circuit financed by the PIF, a Saudi sovereign fund linked to the royal family. We are probably facing an attempt at sportwashing. Surely there is an endless pit of petrodollars to hire several big names in the golf elite by taking them away from the PGA TOUR and DP World Tour. The two “classic” circuits respond by putting “splinter players” at the door.

Now a group of families of 9/11 victims have attacked Trump. In an open letter to the former president, the families of some of the 3,000 victims said they felt “pain, frustration and anger” at Trump’s choice. Fifteen of the 9/11 terrorists were Saudis, and Saudi Arabia has been considered a safe haven for extremists for years. “We simply cannot understand how anyone can accept money from Saudi Arabia to host their tournament in the shadow of Ground Zero in New Jersey,” the letter continues. “It is incomprehensible that a former president of the United States has set aside our loved ones for personal gain.”

Eagleson’s group (son of a 9/11 victim) filed a federal lawsuit accusing Arabia of being complicit in the attacks and demanded the release of confidential FBI documents relating to the role of the Saudis in the attacks. For its part, the Saudi government has denied any involvement in the attacks.

In an email, Jane MacNeille, senior vice president of player communications at LIV Golf, distanced herself. “These families have our deepest solidarity. While some may disagree, we believe golf is a positive force around the world, ”she said.

Critics accused LIV Golf of ignoring human rights violations perpetrated in recent years, including the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Joe Biden met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Friday. The US president later said the prince had told him that he “was not personally responsible” for Khashoggi’s death. “I indicated that I thought it was,” Biden’s response. 9/11 Justice activists have also asked (and not obtained) a step back from Biden.