(DCWatchdog.com) – The families of 9/11 victims, who are suing Saudi Arabia over the terrorist attacks, have praised presidential candidate Ron DeSantis’ stance on the issue, contrasting it with that of Donald Trump, a report reveals.
The 9/11 group includes about 1,600 individuals who have filed a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia, seeking its admission it helped the hijackers financially. Fifteen of the 19 suicide terrorists were Saudi nationals.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, Florida’s Governor DeSantis, who trails Trump in the 2024 GOP nomination battle, hosted 9/11 families, The Boston Herald reports.
It notes that at the same time, Trump’s golf course Trump National in Washington, DC, hosted the Saudi-backed LIV golf tournament.
“The juxtaposition is stark,” commented Brett Eagleson, who was 15 when his father Bruce died at the Twin Towers on 9/11.
“I don’t know if DeSantis will beat Trump, but the fact is he wants to talk to us about the Saudis. [He] made no promises — he can’t yet. But he seemed genuine,” the man added.
In his words, Florida’s governor told the 9/11 families he understood their “frustration” that the US government had “suppressed” the entire story behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
It notes further that the former president leads Florida’s governor in the Republican primary polls by 53.2% to 22.4%, as per the national polling average of RealClearPolitics.
Eagleson insisted many Republicans wanted justice regarding Saudi Arabia’s alleged role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
“People are finally paying attention and we’re seeing Republicans willing to walk away from Trump on the Saudi 9/11 issue,” he added.
He informed the families’ legal battle was not “moving as fast as we all want it to,” but he added it will “succeed someday.”
Another member of the 9/11 Families United, Terry Strada, who lost her husband Tom in the North Tower, stressed Trump’s golf club is 30 miles from the Pentagon, one of the attacked sites.
“What do they tell their children on September 11th? That we worked for the regime that killed these people? It’s just so awful,” Strada said about American golfers that took part in the LIV tournament.