Friday, May 26, 2023

More On The Trump - LIV Golf - Saudi Connection

The Malignant Loser's links to the murderous Saudi regime are well known. They lavishly wined and dined him when he chose them for his first foreign trip in 2017, despite him having called for a ban on Muslim travel to the U.S. The Saudis knew that they had an autocratic, transactional friend in the Malignant Loser, who would keep sending weapons and wouldn't raise human rights issues with them as long as they were "nice" to him. They showed their gratitude by giving his son-in-law $2 billion as the Malignant Loser departed the White House, after gifting $100 million to a fund supported by his daughter Ivanka.

An important article in by Heather Digby Parton looks at the latest corrupt bargain between the Saudis and the Malignant Loser: the Saudi-funded LIV golf organization and the Malignant Loser's golf properties. From her article:

"While all the other GOP presidential candidates were busy campaigning on Thursday, USA Today reported that Trump was kicking back at Trump National Golf Course in Virginia, which will soon host a tournament on the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour — the third at a property owned by the former president just this year. (Two more will be scheduled at Trump properties in New Jersey and Florida.) Last year, Trump — in typically obtuse style — even scheduled a tournament at the New Jersey club on Sept. 11, drawing outrage from the families of 9/11 victims. Trump said he didn't know what they were talking about and defended Saudi Arabia, telling ESPN that 'nobody has gotten to the bottom of 9/11."  (our emphasis)

That's some bigly, unpatriotic ass kissing by the Malignant Loser. You can hear the Saudi cash register opening after his defense of their complicity in 9/11. Parton continues:

"It's unclear how much money has actually changed hands, but Trump admits that he's been paid a fee, which he calls "peanuts," by the sponsoring Public Investment Fund, the same Saudi government entity that 'invested' in Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner's business to the tune of $2 billion just a couple of months after he left the White House. (That's a deal that makes Hunter Biden's alleged transgressions look like kids gambling for nickels in the lunchroom.) These tournaments generally bring in millions to the clubs that host them so those are some pretty big peanuts." (our emphasis)

The Malignant Loser has a big beef with the PGA after it cancelled the 2022 PGA tournament at his Bedminster golf club after his violent attempted coup on January 6. Supporting LIV golf and pocketing "fees" from the Saudis is a win-win for the Malignant Loser.

Parton notes that the news that Special Counsel Jack Smith has subpoenaed Trump Organization real estate business records indicates that he may suspect a nexus between the Malignant Loser's business dealings and the stolen classified documents at Merde O'Lardo. What's worse is that the Saudis see someone they can have in their pocket who has a possibility of being the 47th President. By "sportswashing" their corrupt image through LIV golf and at the same time literally putting the Malignant Loser on their payroll via "fees" for use of his golf courses, the Saudis see no downside. Jack Smith may see things differently.

(photo: The rotund Malignant Loser at his club in Sterling, VA. Robb Carr / Getty Images)


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