LIV Golf event draws attention to Trump's use of presidential seal
The big picture: The Saudi-backed LIV Golf event has come under intense scrutiny as critics say that Saudi Arabia is looking to boost its global image by funding the tour.
- Trump on Thursday defended hosting the tour, saying that "nobody has gotten to the bottom of 9/11."
Driving the news: The presidential seal was spotted on towels, golf carts and other items at a pro-am event before the tournament, which is being held at his course in Bedminster, New Jersey, per the Post.
- Federal law prohibits use of the seal "for the purpose of conveying ... a false impression of sponsorship or approval by the Government of the United States."
Between the lines: Unlawfully using the seal could result in a fine or imprisonment for not more than six months, but the punishments are rarely administered, the Post notes.