Tickets for Trump’s Saudi Arabia-backed LIV golf tournament are selling for as little as  as the event attracts few crowds, the report said

Tickets for Trump’s Saudi Arabia-backed LIV golf tournament are selling for as little as $1 as the event attracts few crowds, the report said

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Former President Donald Trump plays in the Pro-Am round of the Bedminster Invitational LIV golf tournament in Bedminster, NJ Thursday July 28, 2022. AP Photo/Seth Little

  • Tickets for the LIV golf tour at a Trump golf course sell for as little as $1.

  • The controversial Saudi Arabia-backed event has drawn light crowds, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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

Tickets for the Saudi-backed LIV golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, are selling for as little as $1 because the controversial event doesn’t draw large crowds, a report said.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Saturday tickets were selling for as little as $1 on ticketing site StubHub, and “light crowds were spread across much of the massive grounds.”

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman oversees Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, which funds the event.

Former President Donald Trump was criticized for hosting the event at one of his golf courses amid allegations of human rights abuses against the Arab kingdom, such as the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The 9/11 Justice Group, made up of family members of 9/11 victims, has criticized Trump for holding the tournament despite what they call “conclusive” evidence linking Saudi Arabia to the terrorist attack , aligned.

Some 9/11 family members and survivors protested Thursday near the event.

Family members and survivors of the 9/11 Justice organization protest the Saudi Arabian funded golf series and its tournament taking place on July 29, 2022 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, USA.

Family members and survivors of the 9/11 Justice organization protest the Saudi Arabian funded golf series and its tournament being held on July 29, 2022 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, USA. Eduardo Munoz/Portal

Trump made various remarks to reporters during the event, The Wall Street Journal said, including discussing Trump Doral, his Miami home that will host a second LIV event this year.

When asked how much he was paid to work with LIV, Trump said it was “very generous,” but added, “I don’t do it for that,” according to the outlet.

In 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, part of a comedy duo known for pranking public figures known as The Good Liars.

Speaking to reporters from the golf course on Thursday, Trump defended Saudi Arabia and claimed that “nobody has got to the bottom of 9/11.”

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In its open letter to Trump, the 9/11 Justice Group noted that Trump blamed Saudi Arabia for the attack in a 2016 interview.

Despite the criticism, Trump attended the event, playing alongside his son Eric and LIV golfers.

He previously told The Wall Street Journal that he believed the tournament was an “incredible investment” in “Saudi Arabia’s image”.

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