CBS: Biden Will Have to Say Something About LIV-PGA Merger, But They May Have Punted to Avoid Upsetting Saudis During Blinken Trip

On Tuesday’s edition of CBS’s “America Decides,” CBS News Senior White House and Political Correspondent Ed O’Keefe and CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Nancy Cordes stated that the White House punting on the merger between the PGA Tour and Saudi-backed LIV Golf despite the fact that “inevitably,” they’ll say something on it might be due to a fear of upsetting Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to Saudi Arabia.

O’Keefe said, “[W]e should point out that the conversation we had with them, our daily briefing, was occurring right around the time the Secretary of State was arriving in Saudi Arabia for a trip that’s expected to include time with the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman. So, it may have had to do with that, that they just simply didn’t want to be engaging on a sensitive matter regarding Saudi Arabia when they know the top diplomat is supposed to be meeting with senior Saudi leadership and the timing of this was just so tricky in…


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