LIV Golf 2022: Donald Trump hit by 9/11 families, Saudi Arabia, Greg Norman, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau

At first glance, a group of about 50 people gathered around a busy intersection in front of many TV cameras three miles from the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, home of the LIV Golf tournament, looked like supporters of the eponymous course and the former president. .

But with the words “Justice 9/11” embroidered on their hats and a message that was loud and clear, it was painfully obvious that they were not fans of Donald Trump or the controversial Saudi-backed league that tore apart the professional golf landscape. and angered the relatives of those killed in the September 11 attacks. New York Post reports.

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With the center less than 50 miles (80 km) away and 750 New Jersey residents killed in the 2001 attacks, emotions were running high as some of the biggest names in golf prepared to play the ball right down the street.

Instead, the first to speak were the families of those who had been killed on that dreadful day.

“How much money does it take to turn your back on your country, on the American people?” Julia Scauso asked. “According to some people, such as Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson and Donald Trump, this amount of money is several hundred million dollars. The families of 9/11 victims would give any amount of money to see our loved ones again, just to have one last hug, talk, play one more round of golf.”

Scauso is the daughter of New York firefighter Dennis Scauso, who died when the South Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed. He was 46 years old. “We are shocked,” said 9/11 Justice founder Brett Eagleson, whose father, John Bruce Eagleson, worked on the 17th floor of the South Tower and also died.

“When I think of my father and hear thousands of other stories, I see these golfers evading questions, burying their heads in the sand and not wanting to solve our problems, but just saying that golf is good, or I doing this for my family, my father went to work that day to provide for his family and was shocked.

“If we can’t get a golfer to look us in the eye and say they’re doing it for the money and they don’t care about Saudi Arabia, they’re cowards.”

“If we can’t get a golfer to look us in the eye and say they’re doing it for the money and they don’t care about Saudi Arabia, they’re cowards.”

Earlier this week, players were asked what they would say to the survivors and families of those who died on 9/11.

Their answers were flimsy, like a sheet of newspaper.

“My heart goes out to all those who lost and suffered from 9/11,” said Paul Casey. “I have no words to describe the pain and sadness behind this, I have to go to the photo shoot.”

Henrik Stenson said: “Yes, I think we can just say that our hearts go out to everyone who has lost a loved one in this terrible tragedy. That’s all we can say, really.”

Jay Winnick, whose brother Glenn was an ER volunteer who died that horrific day at the World Trade Center, responded with a harsh verbal attack.

“This extremely unpleasant smell of bloody money is sure to haunt you for the rest of your days,” he said. “Those blood-soaked tournaments called LIV Golf? More like death golf.”

.Meanwhile, several passers-by honked their horns in support of the protesters. However, one person shouted, “Trump wins!” if he passed by.

Eagleson also addressed reports that 9/11 Justice was newly formed to take on LIV Golf in support of the PGA Tour, which took a hard line by suspending any players who turned down the PGA Tour for the LIV.

“I read that this organization was just formed, that we went on stage a month ago,” Eagleson said. “Ask my wife and kids if this started a month ago. Check out our appearances on Fox News in 2012 and 2013.”

Meanwhile, firefighter Frank Sutfin of Neptune, New Jersey, said Friday that he used to be a big Trump supporter. No more after this latest project with the Saudi LIV Golf, which was financed by the country’s sovereign wealth fund. Newly declassified documents have also revealed a Saudi connection to the 9/11 attacks, though Trump told ESPN on Thursday: “Well, unfortunately, no one got to the bottom of 9/11, and they should have.”

What message did Sutfin give to Trump and the rest of the players this week?

“I was a Trumpist, and excuse my language, but you are an asshole,” he said. “And I don’t watch sports anymore. They’re all sold out.”

This article originally appeared on New York Post and has been reproduced with permission.

Originally published as The 9/11 family gutted Donald Trump for partnering with the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series.

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