Donald Trump attends LIV Golf party in NYC

Donald Trump was noticed at an LIV Golf-sponsored party in New York City on Wednesday evening forward of the league’s match at his New Jersey golf course that kicks off Thursday.

The former president — carrying a go well with and shirt with out his signature pink tie — was seen in the group at Midtown’s Gotham Hall watching rapper Nelly carry out, shaking arms with Caitlyn Jenner and smiling alongside his spouse Melania Trump.

Trump joined in the festivities regardless of having his scheduled Thursday spherical of golf with skilled golfers Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson in the pro-am forward of the primary spherical of this week’s LIV Golf Invitational at his Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Johnson and his spouse Paulina Gretsky, in addition to LIV Golf Investments CEO Greg Norman, a retired pro-golfer nicknamed “The Shark”, additionally made appearances at Wednesday evening’s shindig.

Former first woman Melania Trump joined her husband on the star-studded occasion.
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LIV Golf has been muddled with controversy for its involvement with the Saudi Arabian authorities amid stories of human rights abuses in the nation. The firm that runs the tour — which entered the skilled golf world as an alternative choice to the US-based PGA Tour — is bankrolled by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Funds.

Critics have accused Saudi Arabia of “sportswashing” its human rights atrocities by way of its involvement with LIV Golf and different sports activities.

Families of 9/11 victims have additionally bashed the circuit — particularly because the match might be happening lower than 50 miles from the place the dual towers as soon as stood.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 27: Former US President Donald Trump and Greg Norman, CEO and commissioner of LIV Golf, speak during the welcome party for the LIV Golf Invitational - Bedminster at Gotham Hall on July 27, 2022 in New York, New York York.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/LIV Golf via Getty Images)
Greg Norman, CEO and commissioner of LIV Golf, welcomed Trump to the occasion.
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 27: Former US President Donald Trump (2nd R), talks with Team Captain Dustin Johnson (L) of 4 Aces GC as Paulina Gretzky (2nd L) and former first lady Melania Trump (R) look on during the welcome party for the LIV Golf Invitational - Bedminster at Gotham Hall on July 27, 2022 in New York, New York.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/LIV Golf via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump talks with Team Captain Dustin Johnson through the welcome party for the LIV Golf Invitational.
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Fifteen of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 had been from Saudi Arabia and the FBI launched tons of of pages of newly declassified paperwork final 12 months exploring the connection between the Saudi authorities and the terrorist assaults.

Nevertheless, Trump has dismissed human rights issues over Saudi Arabia in latest days whereas additionally blasting the PGA Tour, which has suspended gamers who compete in LIV Golf from taking part in its match.

“All of these golfers who stay ‘loyal’ to the very disloyal PGA, in all of its totally different types, can pay an enormous worth when the inevitable MERGER with LIV comes,” Trump wrote on his social media platform Truth Social.

The winner of the LIV Golf Invitational Series this week might be awarded with $4 million from a $25 million purse.

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