NEW YORK — A New York City-owned, Trump-related golf course will host a Saudi Arabia-supported women’s tournament in October. Officials announced Friday.
After New York Citys attempt in April to cancel Trumps contract, the judge ruled in favor of Trumps plan to host the Aramco Team Series at Trump Golf Links in Ferry Point in Bronx.
Former Mayor Bill de Blasio stated shortly after Trump supporters stormed Congress on Jan. 6, 2021 that he was canceling Trump’s contracts to manage the golf course and several concessions in Central Park. According to the Democratic mayor, the city has the legal right terminate a contract with a company that has leaders involved in criminal activity like inciting insurrection.
Judge Debra James of Manhattans state court ruled that the claim that Trump Organization had violated the contracts was without legal basis.
Saudi Arabias Public Investment Fund funds the Aramco Team Series, which was first played in 2020 as Saudi Ladies Team International.
The LIV Golf tour is also supported by the Saudi fund. It was created as a rival to PGA Tour. Last month, a tournament was held at Trumps Bedminster course in New Jersey.
Some relatives of 9/11 victims criticized Trumps support for the Saudi-backed trip.
The Saudi government denied any involvement in these attacks.
Aramcos Oct. 13-15 tournament at New York Citys Trump Organization was the subject of messages seeking comment.
Nick Paolucci, a spokesperson from the citys law department, stated that as the decision in th previous administrations court case showed, contractually, [the city] is obligated follow the terms of Trump Ferry license agreement, and cannot unreasonably withhold permission for this tournament.