Donald Trump was spotted signing autographs for fans and chatting with golfers at his club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Sunday for the third day of a controversial Saudi-backed tournament.
The ex-president had agreed to host the LIV golf tournament at one of his properties for an undisclosed sum.
Earlier on Sunday, he used his social media app Truth Social to troll President Joe Biden for his new COVID-19 diagnosis.
The president tested positive on Saturday after testing negative four days in a row, although he no longer has symptoms after being infected earlier this month. His doctor explained to him that it was a rare but not unheard of symptom of the Paxlovid treatment.
But Trump suggested Biden was suffering from “dementia” rather than the coronavirus and used it to push again one of his voter fraud conspiracy theories about the 2020 voter count in battleground states like Wisconsin.
“Joe Biden’s second episode of Covid, sometimes referred to as the China Virus, was unfortunately misdiagnosed by his doctors. Instead, he suffers from dementia, but is thankfully recovering well,’ Trump wrote on Truth Social.
“Joe is considering moving, part-time, to one of those beautiful nursing homes in Wisconsin, where almost 100% of the residents miraculously, and for the first time in history, had the strength and the energy to vote – even if those votes were cast illegally.’
He concluded, “Get well soon, Joe!”
Donald Trump was seen in a chatty mood on Sunday on the third day of his hosting of the Saudi-backed LIV golf tournament
He shook hands and joked with golfers on Sunday morning after he poked Joe Biden on social media
Trump is also caught up in a Justice Department investigation related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
He was seen interacting with fans on Sunday, many of whom were outfitted in pro-Trump gear
He tossed hats into the crowd and signed autographs, photos taken by DailyMail.com show
Trump fans flocked to the elite golf course in central New Jersey for the tournament that divided the sports world
Trump fans and golf fans alike flocked to central New Jersey’s elite golf course on Sunday for the tournament that divided the sports world.
People brought banners that read “Trump 2024” and enthusiastically engaged with the former president, who threw his signature red caps into the stands.
On Saturday, Trump was joined at the event by Firebrand representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).
Trump, 76, remained tied in his monogrammed white shirt and black pants as he hit the golf course again for day three of the LIV tournament.
The former president was joined by famous and outspoken Republicans, including Greene, 48, Caitlyn Jenner, 72, and her son Eric Trump and his family.
Jenner is competing in the tournament with British golfer Paul Casey, who reportedly said “she has a really good swing.”
Greene wore a blue and black striped sleeveless dress and huge sunglasses as she was pictured standing next to a disheveled Trump. The pair were seen deep in conversation, as they laughed and pointed at each other as photographers took their pictures.
Donald Trump was joined by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene at the LIV golf tournament at his home in Bedminster on Saturday
Joined by family, the couple seem to be enjoying the day’s events and had an energetic conversation
Trump’s son kept a relaxed figure in a dark green polo shirt monogrammed with the name of the course and a black Trump hat.
His wife, Lara, meanwhile, proved she was a true fashionista as she wore a white and yellow sundress with a boy in the middle and sparkly blue shoes with stars on them.
The tournament, which bears the slogan “Golf but stronger”, has divided the sports world.
Some athletes are refusing to take part in the protest over Saudi Arabia’s history of human rights abuses, and the event has been eviscerated by the families of 9/11 victims, in light of a government report recently declassified which suggests there were links between the terrorists involved in the attack and the Saudi government.
The former president seemed to be enjoying himself as he rode his golf cart
Trump looked sideways as a golf tee shot at the LIV Golf Tournament on Saturday
Many of those families have gathered at the local library near Trump’s club to protest since the tournament began; they couldn’t get near the actual event, which was crawling with secret services.
More families of 9/11 victims have made their voices heard.
“We are here in the backyard where 750 people have been reduced to dust,” said one speaker. “We can’t believe we have to be here 21 years later speaking out against a government that is trying to wash away or whitewash its atrocities.”
Bedminster protesters wore red caps that read: 9/11 Justice. Trump, and many fans here, also sported red, except it read: Make America Great Again. Many others wore TRUMP hats.
Earlier this weekend, Trump defended the show’s hosting, telling reporters during the class, “I’ve known these people for a long time in Saudi Arabia and they’re friends of mine.”
“They own big percentages of many, many American companies and frankly what they do for golf is so great, what they do for the players is so great. Wages will skyrocket.
“The PGA was not liked by many players for a long time. Now they have an alternative and no one would have ever known it would be a gold rush like this.
Trump’s son Eric also seemed to enjoy Greene’s company as their couple chatted at the event.
Lara Trump Proved She’s Quite The Fashionista In A Yellow And White Sundress
Regarding 9/11, he said, “No one got to the bottom of the events of 9/11, unfortunately. And they should have. As for the maniacs who did this horrible thing to our city, to our country, in the world, so nobody really went there.
Later, as he walked to the first tee, Trump even hinted that he would run for the White House again.
‘You are going to be so happy. We will update you very soon,” he said. “They just made a story about me, honey,” he said. “The first in five years. Front page, tell them I appreciate it.