There are accusations that the Saudi Arabian government was connected to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that occurred in the United States, an allegation that the government of Saudi Arabia has regularly denied. The 2004 Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States “found no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded [Al Qaeda]” to conspire in the attacks, or that it funded the attackers.
Saudi citizens were involved in the September 11 attacks. The “report identifies Saudi Arabia as the primary source of al-Qaeda funding”, and 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi citizens.
The Saudi government had broad immunity from September 11 tragedy lawsuits in the United States, until a United States District Court for the Southern District of New York judge allowed a suit against the Saudi government in March 2018.
Trump defends hosting Saudi-backed golf tournament by falsely claiming ‘nobody’s gotten to the bottom of 9/11’
Former President Donald Trump on Thursday defended hosting a Saudi-funded tournament at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, by casting doubt on any connection between Saudi Arabia and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Asked to respond to harsh criticism from families of Sept. 11 victims who are urging Americans to protest the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tournament, Trump suggested there was still uncertainty surrounding the attacks.
“Well, nobody’s gotten to the bottom of 9/11, unfortunately, and they should have,” Trump said.
The group 9/11 Justice released a 30-second ad this week rebuking the tournament for being held “50 miles from Ground Zero” and accusing golfers participating in the contest of accepting “blood money.”