Yesterday the New York Times revealed that a Deutsche Bank money laundering expert flagged Donald Trump’s transactions in 2016 and 2017 for reeking of foreign money laundering, and that the bank tried to cover it up by firing her. This morning Donald Trump decided to let us know precisely how he feels about it. Translation: he’s scared to death of what’s about to surface.
Donald Trump’s meltdown about Deutsche Bank starts off with a predictable attack on the “Failing New York Times” for daring to reveal the real truth: “I didn’t use many banks because they didn’t want to do business with me.” Trump of course insisted that this was “WRONG! It is because I didn’t need money.” Thats fascinating, considering that Trump has been deeply in debt to banks for his entire adult life, and has such a reputation as a non-payer, American banks now uniformly refuse to touch him.
Trump goes on to accuse the NY Times of using “unnamed sources (because their sources don’t even exist),” even though the newspaper article in question spells out its key sources by name. It’s pretty clear that Trump didn’t bother to read it. Clearly agitated by what’s been exposed here, Trump resorted to screaming “FAKE NEWS” and “ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE.” This guy really is running out of catch phrases, isn’t he?
This part of Donald Trump’s meltdown is interesting: “Now the new big story is that Trump made a lot of money and buys everything for cash, he doesn’t need banks. But where did he get all of that cash? Could it be Russia? No, I built a great business.” Trump is entering a new phase in which he confesses to exactly what really happened (Russia), only to immediately deny it.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report