Donald Trump attends LIV Golf party in NYC

Donald Trump attends LIV Golf party in NYC

Donald Trump was noticed at an LIV Golf-sponsored get together in New York Metropolis on Wednesday evening forward of the league’s match at his New Jersey golf course that kicks off Thursday.

The previous president — carrying a swimsuit and shirt with out his signature crimson tie — was seen within the crowd at Midtown’s Gotham Corridor watching rapper Nelly carry out, shaking palms with Caitlyn Jenner and smiling alongside his spouse Melania Trump.

Trump joined within the festivities regardless of having his scheduled Thursday spherical of golf with skilled golfers Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson within the pro-am forward of the primary spherical of this week’s LIV Golf Invitational at his Trump Nationwide Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Johnson and his spouse Paulina Gretsky, in addition to LIV Golf Investments CEO Greg Norman, a retired pro-golfer nicknamed “The Shark”, additionally made appearances at Wednesday evening’s shindig.

Former first woman Melania Trump joined her husband on the star-studded occasion.through Getty Photographs

LIV Golf has been muddled with controversy for its involvement with the Saudi Arabian authorities amid stories of human rights abuses within the nation. The corporate that runs the tour — which entered the skilled golf world as an alternate to the US-based PGA Tour — is bankrolled by Saudi Arabia’s Public Funding Funds.

Critics have accused Saudi Arabia of “sportswashing” its human rights atrocities by means of its involvement with LIV Golf and different sports activities.

Households of 9/11 victims have additionally bashed the circuit — particularly for the reason that match can be going down lower than 50 miles from the place the dual towers as soon as stood.

Greg Norman, CEO and commissioner of LIV Golf, welcomed Trump to the occasion. through Getty Photographs

U.S. President Donald Trump talks with Crew Captain Dustin Johnson in the course of the welcome get together for the LIV Golf Invitational. through Getty Photographs

Fifteen of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 had been from Saudi Arabia and the FBI launched a whole bunch of pages of newly declassified paperwork final yr exploring the connection between the Saudi authorities and the terrorist assaults. 

Nonetheless, Trump has dismissed human rights issues over Saudi Arabia in latest days whereas additionally blasting the PGA Tour, which has suspended gamers who compete in LIV Golf from collaborating in its match.

“All of these golfers that stay ‘loyal’ to the very disloyal PGA, in all of its totally different types, pays an enormous value when the inevitable MERGER with LIV comes,” Trump wrote on his social media platform Reality Social.

The winner of the LIV Golf Invitational Sequence this week can be awarded with $4 million from a $25 million purse.

With Publish wires

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