Images taken on Thursday show Trump participating in the pro-am LIV Golf event in the summer heat.
Trump played alongside his son, Eric, and LIV golfers Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson.
The ex-president has been vocal about his support for the new golf league funded by Saudi investors.
Photos taken Thursday morning show former President Donald Trump participating in the LIV Golf pro-am at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Trump played in the summer heat alongside his son, Eric, and professional LIV golfers Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson.
The president, who's an avid fan of the sport, has made several statements in support of the newly-founded LIV Golf tour, which is financed by Saudi Arabian backers.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, he said that the tournament has been a wonderful investment for the country, bringing in lots of publicity.
Source: Wall Street Journal
"I think LIV has been a great thing for Saudi Arabia, for the image of Saudi Arabia," Trump told the Journal. "I think it's going to be an incredible investment from that standpoint, and that's more valuable than lots of other things because you can't buy that — even with billions of dollars."
Source: Wall Street Journal
LIV Golf has faced significant criticism from advocacy groups that claim the new league is akin to "sportswashing," and that the Saudi government is attempting to launder its image and reputation with the new golf league.
The National Press Club chastised LIV Golf and Trump in a statement.
"That the tournament is being held at a course owned by former President Trump is, if possible, even more revolting," the statement reads. "It reminds us that the former President bragged of distracting Congress from the murder, delaying the release of the final U.S. government report that concluded MBS, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia (and recipient of the fist-bump from President Biden) was most likely involved in planning and approving Jamal's murder."
Families of 9/11 survivors also called on Trump to cancel the event. On Thursday, the former president told ESPN: "Nobody's gotten to the bottom of 9/11, unfortunately, and they should have, as to the maniacs that did that horrible thing."
As Insider's John Haltiwanger pointed out, 15 of the 19 hijackers involved in the 2001 terrorist attacks were Saudi nationals. Though the Saudi government has said it wasn't involved in the attacks, some victims' family members suggested otherwise.
Two of 12 of LIV Golf's events are set to be held at Trump properties, including this week in Bedminster and an October event in Miami.
DeChambeau praised Trump in an interview with Golfweek. "I mean, anytime you get to play with a president, whether past or sitting, it's just an honor, no matter who it is. Very lucky to have a relationship with him, and he's always been generous to me."
A fleet of golf carts, some packed with Secret Service members, followed Trump wherever he went.
Trump's golf cart featured the presidential seal and his golf bag was red, white, and blue.
His golf towel also shows the presidential seal and his signature.
All in all, it was a lively day for the 76-year-old former president.
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