(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) Former President Donald Trump may have come out as a 9/11 “Truther” in a July 28 interview with ESPN’s Outside the Lines at the Trump National Bedminster golf course in New Jersey.
Trump is playing host to the third LIV Golf Invitational Series tournament at his course this week, a move made newsworthy by controversy surrounding the tour’s funding by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
Some of the families of people who were killed on 9/11 are protesting the event, and calling on President Trump to repudiate the LIV tour in light of the Saudi government’s alleged support for the 9/11 terrorists.
“The evidence against Saudi Arabia and its role in the attacks is more clear than ever and, despite knowing that, former President Trump has accepted their money and is allowing them to enter a state devastated by 9/11,” Brett Eagleson, president of 9/11 Justice, told the Associated Press.
Asked about the protests by ESPN, Trump responded by suggesting that the truth about what happened by 9/11 is still out there.
“Well, nobody’s gotten to the bottom of 9/11, unfortunately, and they should have, as to the maniacs that did that horrible thing to our city, to our country, to the world, so nobody’s really been there,” Trump said.
Celebrity golfers like Phil Mickelson, and TV personalities like Charles Barkley have likewise faced questions from the press about their respective roles in the PGA tour competitor, whose CEO is hall of fame golfer Greg Norman.
“If you play sports, we all take money from some sources that we might not love or appreciate,” Barkley told ESPN. “Everyone is trying to play the moral card . . . everyone wants to play selective outrage.”