Donald Trump fans shocked by ‘fresh-faced’ look at LIV Golf

Former president Donald Trump has left supporters shocked by his fresh-faced look as he hosted the LIV Tournament at his Bedminister New Jersey Golf Club.

Videos posted to Twitter on Thursday showed Mr Trump, sporting a MAGA (Make America Great Again) hat, teeing off, with golfers like Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau looking on.

“They caught Trump on the golf course without his makeup,” joked one Twitter user.

While many were left surprised by the 76-year-old’s look, others took to social media to praise his golfing skills, The US Sun reports.

“I pray I can still get that much on a golf ball when I’m in my 70s,” said one Twitter user.

TMZ reports Mr Trump is expected to play alongside the golf pros and his son Eric.

Caitlyn Jenner, Charles Barkley and Phil Mickelson will also be in attendance.

The LIV tournament is backed by the Saudi government, and Mr Trump has received pushback from families of those killed on 9/11 for hosting the event.

The Saudi government has also seen international outrage over its human rights record, including the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.

Mr Trump told reporters on Thursday “no one has got to the bottom” of who is to blame for the 9/11 attacks, despite CIA intelligence that suggests Saudi Arabian involvement, the Daily Mail reports.

When asked about the controversy, Mr Trump told ESPN reporters: “Nobody’s gotten to the bottom of 9/11, unfortunately. And they should have.”

“I think it’s money, it’s greed, it’s power,” Brett Eagleson, president of 9/11 Justice who lost his father in the attacks, told The New York Times.

“It’s a non-starter to have a former president profiting from those who are accused of murdering our family members.”

Mr Eagleson told Politico the group will hold a press conference on Friday morning near the golf course.

Hundreds of family members are expected to attend.

He also told Politico a representative for Mr Trump called him and told him the ex-president read the letter sent by the group asking him to reconsider the event.

The representative reportedly said that while 9/11 is near and dear to Mr Trump’s heart, the contract was binding.

Mr Eagleson said the letter had “little to no value”.

“My response is, if it was so important to him why did he tell you to call me, why didn’t he call himself?”

This article originally appeared in The US Sun and was reproduced with permission

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