Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

NYC Again Rejects Call To End Trump Golf Course Deal

ABC News reports: The New York City Parks Department has again rejected calls by members of the city council to terminate the Trump Organization’s license to operate a city-owned golf course in the Bronx. Council members on Thursday called for the “immediate termination” of the Trump Organization’s license to operate the golf course at Ferry Point Park, a month before …

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NYC Trump Golf Course To Host Saudi Tournament

The New York Times reports: A New York City-owned golf course managed by former President Donald J. Trump’s family business is expected to host a Saudi Arabia-backed tournament in October, a city official confirmed on Thursday. The women’s golf tournament, part of the Aramco Team Series, was approved to be held at the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in …

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Saudi Golf Event Flops: $1 Tickets, Meager Crowds

The Washington Post reports: This weekend’s LIV Golf event at Trump National Golf Club involved serious money — a total purse of $25 million — and took great efforts to present itself as golf with attitude. Or at least a personality. There were paratroopers before the first tee shot and T-shirt guns during breaks in the action. Top 40 and …

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Trump’s Saudi Golf Crowd Chants “Let’s Go Brandon”

Mediaite reports: Former President Donald Trump was joined by some of his family, Fox News’s Tucker Carlson, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on his golf course, as “Let’s Go, Brandon,” chants broke out during the Saudi-backed LIV tournament. In a video posted to Twitter, chants broke out as the crowd spotted Trump, Carlson, Greene, Eric Trump, and Kimberly Guilfoyle …

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Trump Illegally Uses Presidential Seal At NJ Golf Event

The Hill reports: Former President Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, N.J., was spotted continuing to use the presidential seal despite an ethics complaint and federal law potentially banning its use of the seal at the venue. Photos taken Thursday while Trump hosted an event for the LIV Golf tournament, a Saudi-backed golf league that has faced controversy in light of …

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NYT: Trump Cheated During His NJ Saudi Golf Event

The New York Times reports: His blast from a bunker had failed to reach the green and was nestled in some nasty rough. Instead, he had his caddie pick up the ball and march to the next tee. On another hole, when a birdie putt rolled nearly six feet past the hole, he casually scooped the ball up to end …

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Trump Shrugs Off Saudi Arabia’s Role In 9/11 Attacks

Mediaite reports: Former President Donald Trump told ESPN that “nobody’s gotten to the bottom of 9/11” as he defended his decision to host the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series at his Bedminster course. Trump faces outrage from the families of 9/11 victims. He told ESPN the tournament’s Saudi sponsors “have been friends of mine for a long time.” The September 11, …

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9/11 Families To Protest At Trump’s NJ Golf Course

Politico reports: Dozens of family members and survivors of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack will head to former President Donald Trump’s Bedminster golf club next week to protest the controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf event there. Brett Eagleson, a founder of the group 9/11 Justice, told POLITICO the group will hold a press conference on Friday morning down the street from …

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9/11 Families Demand Trump Cancel Saudi Golf Event

The New York Times reports: Relatives of people killed on Sept. 11 are urging former President Donald J. Trump to cancel a Saudi-backed golf tournament set to be held this month at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey. In a letter dated Sunday, members of the group 9/11 Justice asked to meet with Mr. Trump and urged him …

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Biden: I Raised Khashoggi’s Murder To Crown Prince

The Associated Press reports: President Joe Biden said he raised the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the beginning of his meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Friday. “I said, very straightforwardly, for an American president to be silent on an issue of human rights is inconsistent with who we are and who I am,” Biden said. “I’ll …

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Biden Greets Saudi Prince With Fist Bump [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Mr. Biden emerged from the plane and made his way down the stairs for his first visit to Saudi Arabia as president, wearing his aviator shades, waving and looking serious. He was greeted by Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, the Saudi ambassador to Washington, and Prince Khalid Al Faisal. The president climbed into his …

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Trump Courses To Host Saudi-Funded Golf Tournament

NBC News reports: Money. Revenge. Disruption. International intrigue. These hallmarks of Donald Trump’s business brand are all colliding in his latest political controversy involving the world of professional golf. Later this month, Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey hosts its first tournament for the new LIV Golf series, funded by Saudi Arabia, which is upending the sport’s establishment …

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Biden: No Private Meeting With Saudi Crown Prince

Reuters reports: President Joe Biden said on Friday he was not going to have a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader Mohammed bin Salman during a trip next month and that he was only seeing the Saudi crown prince as part of a broader “international meeting.” Biden’s plan for talks with the crown prince, known as MBS, were part …

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Saudi Officials Seize “Homosexual” Rainbow Items

Agence France-Presse reports: Saudi officials are seizing rainbow-colored toys and articles of clothing from shops in the capital as part of a crackdown on homosexuality, state media reported. Targeted items include rainbow-colored bows, skirts, hats and pencil cases, most of them apparently manufactured for young children, according to a report broadcast Tuesday evening by the state-run Al-Ekhbariya news channel. “We …

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White House: Biden Will Meet With Saudi Crown Prince

Axios reports: After weeks of speculation, the agenda for President Biden’s mid-July Middle East trip is set, and it includes a visit to Saudi Arabia during which he expects to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a senior administration official told reporters. Biden on the campaign trail vowed to make Saudi Arabia a “pariah” over the kingdom’s human rights record …

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PGA Suspends All Players Who Joined Saudi Golf Event

ESPN reports: The PGA Tour has suspended the 17 members who are competing in the inaugural LIV Golf event, it announced Thursday. Players who resigned their membership before starting the LIV Golf event being held outside London that began Thursday are also no longer eligible to compete in tour events or the Presidents Cup. “These players have made their choice …

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House Investigates Jared Kushner Over $2B Saudi Deal

The New York Times reports: A House committee said on Thursday that it was investigating whether Jared Kushner, former President Donald J. Trump’s son-in-law and former adviser, traded on his government position to land a $2 billion investment in his new private equity firm from a prominent Saudi Arabian wealth fund. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, the New York Democrat who …

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Biden To Meet With Saudi Crown Prince In Riyadh Visit

The New York Times reports: President Biden, who as a candidate vowed to make Saudi Arabia a “pariah” in response to the assassination of a prominent dissident, has decided to travel to Riyadh this month to rebuild relations with the oil-rich kingdom at a time when he is seeking to lower gas prices at home and isolate Russia abroad. While …

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Saudi Prince Directed $2B Investment In Kushner Firm

The New York Times reports: Six months after leaving the White House, Jared Kushner secured a $2 billion investment from a fund led by the Saudi crown prince, a close ally during the Trump administration, despite objections from the fund’s advisers about the merits of the deal. A panel that screens investments for the main Saudi sovereign wealth fund cited …

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Botox Scandal Derails Saudi Camel Beauty Contest

The Associated Press reports: Saudi authorities have conducted their biggest-ever crackdown on camel beauty contestants that received Botox injections and other artificial touch-ups, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported Wednesday, with over 40 camels disqualified from the annual pageant. Saudi Arabia’s popular King Abdulaziz Camel Festival, which kicked off earlier this month, invites the breeders of the most beautiful camels …

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