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Trump’s Past Comments On 9/11 Come Back To Haunt Him After Defending Saudi Golf Tour

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Donald Trump’s past comments in which he blamed Saudi Arabia for the 9/11 attacks have reemerged after the former president claimed “nobody’s gotten to the bottom” of the attack while defending the Saudi-sponsored LIV Golf tour, amid backlash from 9/11 families.

Speaking with reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump defended hosting the tournament after being accused of “sportswashing,” while downplaying any links between the Saudis and 9/11.

The former president was asked about the controversy surrounding the Saudi-backed golf tour, which is due to hold its second event in the U.S.

“Well, 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 our world,” Trump said, according to Rolling Stone. “So nobody’s really been there.”

However, a number of people have pointed out that the former president has frequently accused Saudi Arabia of orchestrating the 9/11 attacks.

“Who blew up the World Trade Center? It wasn’t the Iraqis, it was Saudi—take a look at Saudi Arabia, open the documents,” Trump told Fox News in February 2016.

Trump also made similar remarks during a political rally in Bluffton, South Carolina, reported The Intelligencer.

“It wasn’t the Iraqis that knocked down the World Trade Center,” Trump said. “It wasn’t the Iraqis. You will find out who really knocked down the World Trade Center, because they have papers in there that are very secret. You may find it’s the Saudis, OK? But you will find out.”

Social media users were quick to call out the former president by pointing out his previous comments and the fact that his son-in-law got a $2 million investment from the Saudis.