Tickets for Trump’s Saudi Arabia-backed LIV golf tournament are selling for just $1 as the event draws thin crowds, report says


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Former President Donald Trump plays in the Pro-Am round of the Bedminster Invitational LIV Golf Tournament on Thursday, July 28, 2022 in Bedminster, NJ.AP Photo/Seth Wenig

  • Tickets for the LIV Golf Tour at the Trump Golf Course sell for just $1.

  • The controversial Saudi-backed event drew a light crowd, according to The Wall Street Journal.

  • Trump faces criticism for hosting the event because of the Arab kingdom’s human rights record.

Tickets for the Saudi-backed LIV golf tournament at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, are priced at just $1 as the controversial event fails to draw large crowds. the report said.

according to wall street journaltickets for Saturday sold for just $1 on ticketing website StubHub, with “light crowds scattered across much of the sprawling grounds.”

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman oversees the Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund, which is funding the event.

Former President Donald Trump has faced criticism for hosting an event at one of his golf courses in light of allegations of human rights violations against the Arab kingdom, including the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The 9/11 Justice Group, made up of families of 9/11 victims, has criticized Trump for hosting the tournament. “obvious” evidence Link Saudi Arabia to terrorist attacks.

Some 9/11 Families and Survivors protested near the Thursday event.

Families and survivors of the organization 9/11 Justice protest the Saudi Arabia-funded golf series and its tournament at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, USA, July 29, 2022.

Families and survivors of the organization 9/11 Justice protest the Saudi Arabia-funded golf series and its tournament at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, USA, July 29, 2022.Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

According to The Wall Street Journal, Trump made various remarks to reporters during the event, including about Trump Doral, his property in Miami, which will host the second LIV event this year. It also included a story.

When asked how much he was paid to work at LIV, Trump said it was “very generous” but added, “I’m not doing it for that.”

In a video posted to Twitter, a heckler yells at golfer Phil Mickelson as he prepares to tee off.

“Do it for the Saudi royal family!” yelled the heckler, who is part of a comedy duo called The Good Liars, known for pulling pranks on public figures.

While speaking to reporters from the golf course on Thursday, Trump said defend saudi arabia And he claimed that “nobody got to the bottom of 9/11.”

their open letter The 9/11 Justice Group pointed out to Trump in a 2016 interview that he held Saudi Arabia responsible for the attack.

Despite Criticism, Trump Participated at the event Played with his son Eric and Liv’s golfers.

he said earlier wall street journal He believes the tournament is an “incredible investment” in “Saudi Arabia’s image”.

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