Sunday, September 11, 2022

Emotionally driven policies have no IQ

NYC mayor under new pressure to break Trump's golf deal with city, scrap Saudi-backed event

CNN)A little more than a month before a Saudi-backed women's golf series is scheduled to hold a New York City tournament at a course run by former President Donald Trump's company, top City Council officials are pushing Mayor Eric Adams' administration to void the city's contract with the Trump Organization and scrap the event.

In a letter this week to Adams and Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue, City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams and Council Member Shekar Krishnan, who chairs the council's Committee on Parks and Recreation, urged the mayor's administration to "terminate the license" allowing Trump's company to run the Bronx golf course, a move that they say "would also cancel the tournament." 
The tournament, which is slated for the middle of October at the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, has provoked an outcry from family members of 9/11 victims, who are angry that the city is welcoming the Aramco Team Series, which is financed by Saudi Arabia's state oil company. 
    Allegations that the Saudi government was complicit in the attacks on September 11, 2001, have long been the subject of dispute in Washington. Fifteen of the 19 al Qaeda terrorists who hijacked four planes were Saudi nationals, but the Saudi government has denied any involvement in the attacks.

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