Trump laughs with fans at his Saudi-backed LIV Golf tournament after calling Biden’s COVID re-infection ‘misdiagnosed’ dementia
- Former President Trump was seen signing autographs and chatting with golfers on Sunday at the third day of the Saudi-funded golf tournament he is hosting
- He tossed his signature red caps up to fans in the stands and posed for pictures
- It’s the same day he took to Truth Social to mock President Joe Biden for testing positive for COVID-19 again after testing negative for four days
- Trump, 76, and Marjorie Taylor Greene, 48, seemed to have a jovial conversation as they laughed and waved to the cameras at the tournament on Saturday
- The former president was also joined by his son, Eric, and his wife, Lara
- LIV has divided the world of sport and sparked protesters from 9/11 families
- Some athletes refuse to take part in protest against Saudi Arabia’s track record of human rights abuses
The ex-president had agreed to host the LIV golf tournament on one of his properties for an undisclosed sum.
The president tested positive on Saturday after testing negative four days in a row, though he’s no longer showing symptoms after being infected earlier this month. His doctor explained that it was a rare but not unheard-of symptom of the treatment Paxlovid.
But Trump suggested that Biden had ‘dementia’ rather than the coronavirus and used it to once again push one of his election fraud conspiracy theories about 2020 voter counts in battleground states like Wisconsin.
‘Joe Biden’s second bout of Covid, sometimes referred to as the China Virus, was sadly misdiagnosed by his doctors. He instead has Dementia, but is happily recovering well,’ Trump wrote on Truth Social.
‘Joe is thinking of moving, part time, to one of those beautiful Wisconsin Nursing Homes, where almost 100% of the residents miraculously, and for the first time in history, had the strength and energy to vote – even if those votes were cast illegally.’
He capped it off: ‘Get well soon, Joe!’
Donald Trump was seen in a chatty mood on Sunday on the third day of his hosting the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Tournament
He shook hands and bantered with golfers on Sunday morning after jabbing at Joe Biden on social media
Trump is also caught up in a Justice Department investigation related to the January 6 Capitol riot
He was seen interacting with fans on Sunday, many of whom came equipped with pro-Trump gear
He tossed hats into the crowd and signed autographs, as seen by pictures snapped by DailyMail.com
Trump fans flocked to the elite central New Jersey golf course for the tournament that’s divided the sports world
Trump fans and golf fans alike flocked to the elite central New Jersey golf course on Sunday for the tournament that’s divided the sports world.
People brought banners that said ‘Trump 2024’ and were enthusiastic engaging with the former president, who tossed his signature red caps up into the stands.
Trump, 76, kept on par with his white monogrammed shirt and black slacks has he hit the golf course again for the third day of the LIV tournament.
Jenner is competing in the tournament with British golfer Paul Casey, who reportedly said ‘she has a pretty good swing.’
Greene wore a blue and black striped sleeveless dress and huge sunglasses as she was pictured standing next to a disheveled Trump. The pair were seen having quite the conversation, as they laughed and pointed to each other as photographers snapped their photos.
Donald Trump was joined by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene at the LIV golf tournament at his at Bedminster on Saturday
Joined by his family, the pair seems to enjoy the day’s events and had an energetic conversation
Trump’s son kept a casual figure in a dark green polo monogrammed with the course’s name and a black Trump hat.
His wife, Lara, meanwhile proved she’s quite the fashionista as she wore a white and yellow summer dress with a boy in the middle and sparkly blue shoes with stars on them.
The tournament, which bears the slogan ‘Golf but louder,’ has divided the world of sport.
Some athletes refuse to take part in protest against Saudi Arabia’s track record of human rights abuses, and the event has been eviscerated by the families of 9/11 victims, in light of a recently declassified government report which suggests there were links between the terrorists involved in the attack and the Saudi Arabian government.
The former president seemed to having a blast as he scooted around on his golf cart
Trump watched from the sidelines as a golfs tees off at the LIV golf tournament on Saturday
Many of those families gathered at the local library near Trump’s club in order to protest since the tournament has started; they couldn’t get near the actual event, which was swarming with Secret Service.
More families of 9/11 victims made their voices heard.
‘We’re standing here, in the backyard of where 750 people were turned to dust,’ one speaker said. ‘We cannot believe we have to be here 21 years later, speaking out against a government that’s trying to sports-wash or whitewash their atrocities.’
The protesters in Bedminster wore red caps that read: 9/11 Justice. Trump, and many fans here, sported red, too, except theirs read: Make America Great Again. Many more wore TRUMP hats.
Earlier this weekend, Trump defended hosting the series, telling reporters at the course: ‘I’ve known these people for a long time in Saudi Arabia and they have been friends of mine.
‘They own big percentages of many, many American companies and frankly, what they are doing for golf is so great, what they are doing for the players is so great. The salaries are going to go way up.
‘The PGA was not loved by a lot of the players, for a long time. Now they have an alternative and nobody ever would have known it was going to be a gold rush, like this.’
Trump’s son, Eric, also seemed to enjoy Greene’s company as their pair chatted at the event
Lara Trump proved she was quite the fashionista in a yellow and white sundress
As for 9/11, he said: ‘Nobody’s gotten to the bottom of 9/11, unfortunately. And they should have. As to the maniacs that did that horrible thing to our city, to our country, to the world, so nobody’s really been there.’
Later, as he headed off the first tee, Trump even hinted that he would run for the White House once more.
‘You’re going to be so happy. We’ll let you know pretty soon,’ he said. ‘They just did a story on me, beautiful,’ he said. ‘The first one in five years. Front page, tell them I appreciate it.’