Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason is piping hot mad at former President Donald Trump for what he said is disrespect towards victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Donald Trump defended allowing the LIV Golf Tournament to play at his club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Trump told ESPN that criticism of Saudi Arabia, which for years has faced accusations of funding terrorism, should not impact the tournament.
“Nobody’s gotten to the bottom of 9/11, unfortunately,” said Trump. “They should have, as to the maniacs that did that horrible thing to our city, to the country, to the world. So nobody’s really been there.”
Esiason made it clear he’s not a fan of Trump’s decision.
“That is the ultimate insult to the families that are sitting here going, ‘what are we doing? We’re hosting a Saudi Arabian golf tournament with the Public Investment Fund from the government of Saudi Arabia at Trump Bedminster, right in the shadow of where these two buildings once stood?’ That’s what we’re doing here?” Esiason questioned.
“The former president’s hosting this garbage over there and these guys are accepting this money,” Esiason continued. “It’s an insult to all the people that died on 9/11 and how their families were affected. But it’s also an insult to all the people that have died since 9/11 because of all the toxic carcinogens that they ingested while they were trying to clean this place up.”
Trump teed off at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminister for LIV Golf’s pro-am event. The Saudi-backed league is scheduled to host its third tournament of the season this weekend at the club.
“I can tell you that there are a lot of really great people that are out here today, and we’re gonna have a lot of fun, and we’re going to celebrate,” said Trump. “Money’s going to charity, a lot of money’s going to charity, and you have really the best players in the world.”
LIV Golf is backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
A number of golfers and analysts have signed and gotten huge money from them.