Having already angered relatives of 9/11 victims with a similar event conducted at a Trump course in adjacent New Jersey last month, the city government of New York has permitted former President Donald Trump’s company to host a golf tournament in the Bronx.
The Mayor Adams administration has granted the Trump Organization permission to host the women’s tournament at their Ferry Point course in Throgs Neck in October.
The Saudi government contributes financial support to the Aramco Team Series competition.
The government-owned oil company of the monarchy is the event’s title sponsor, Aramco.
The news of the Ferry Point permission came just after Trump faced a storm of criticism from the relatives of the 9/11 terrorist attacks for holding the LIV Golf Series, another golf tournament with ties to Saudi Arabia, at his club in Bedminster, New Jersey, in July.
According to U.S. intelligence, Saudi government funding enabled the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and Brett Eagleson, the 9/11 Justice founder, said Trump and Adams should be ashamed if the Aramco event goes forward.
“As far as we’re concerned, we’re telling Mayor Adams not to bother to come to Ground Zero if he does not cancel this event, not to bother showing up to any Ground Zero or memorial events,” Eagleson, whose father died in the 9/11 attacks, said.
However, according to Nick Paolucci, a spokesman for the city’s Law Department, the conditions of the city’s deal with the Trump Organization forced it to issue the Ferry Point permit.
“The city is obligated to follow the terms of the Trump Ferry license agreement and cannot unreasonably withhold approval of this tournament,” Paolucci said.