Donald Trump claims ‘nobody’s gotten to the bottom of 9/11’ in defense of Saudi-backed golf event

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Former President Donald Trump on Friday defended his decision to host the LIV Golf Tournament sponsored by the Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund at his Bedminster, New Jersey country club.

“I’ve known these people for a long time in Saudi Arabia and they have been friends of mine for a long time,” Trump told The New York Times. “They’ve invested in many American companies. They own big percentages of many, many American companies and frankly, what they are doing for golf is so great, what they are doing for the players is so great. The salaries are going to go way up.”

Trump, who once boasted about doing business with Saudi elites because “they pay cash,” was later confronted by an ESPN reporter who wanted to know if Trump had any concerns about the optics of his event.

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“You’re so closely associated with the city of New York. You of all people understand the passion surrounding 9/11. What do you say to those family members who protested earlier this week and will be doing so again on Friday?” the correspondent asked.

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