President Donald Trump, his adult family members and his associates have been repeating the same falsehood over and over again that they have had little to nothing to do with Vladimir Putin’s regime in Russia or Putin’s circle.
However, more pieces of information slip out on a daily basis that corroborates the fact that Trump has been deeply embedded both financially and politically with the Russian elite for years. The Hill just released details, for example, of an interview Eric Trump gave where he talked candidly about his father’s dealings with Russia.
Golf writer James Dodson discussed this conversation he had with the younger Trump, in which Eric openly discussed how Donald solicited and received a $100 million loan from Russian investors connected with Putin so that he could construct the Trump National Charlotte golf course and resort in North Carolina. Stated the article from The Hill, “‘So when I got in the cart with Eric,’ Dodson says, ‘as we were setting off, I said, ‘Eric, who’s funding? I know no banks — because of the recession, the Great Recession — have touched a golf course. You know, no one’s funding any kind of golf construction. It’s dead in the water the last four or five years.’ And this is what he said. He said, ‘Well, we don’t rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia.’ I said, ‘Really?’ And he said, ‘Oh, yeah. We’ve got some guys that really, really love golf, and they’re really invested in our programs. We just go there all the time.’ Now that was three years ago, so it was pretty interesting.’” How can Trump deny how deeply intertwined his businesses are with Russian power players?