Trump Links employees defend golf course amid attempt to end contract before Saudi-backed tournament

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Trump Golf Links employees defended their employer while 9/11 advocates spoke against the entity at an oversight hearing meant to review former President Donald Trump’s license to operate a public golf course in the Bronx.

The golf course operates atop a former landfill on city parkland in Throggs Neck’s Ferry Point Park abutting the Whitestone Bridge. The city in 2012 granted a 20-year license to Trump Ferry Point LLC to operate the public course, which has a menu of fees to play at what workers described as a high-end course. The existence of the course has long caused tension for progressive Democrats in the city, particularly since Trump launched his political career in 2015, and more buttons have been pushed as the course has plans from Oct. 13-15 to host the Saudi Arabia-backed Aramco Team Series women’s golf tournament.

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