We’re all aware by now that Donald Trump Jr. bragged back in 2008 that his father was taking on a disproportionate amount of investment from Russia, a benchmark that some view as the basis for investigating just how and why Russia began converting Donald Trump into a puppet. But it turns out another Trump son, Eric, has blown it even more thoroughly by going into more details about that Russian money.
In partial defense of Eric Trump, his loose lips flew all the way back in 2014, long before his father decided to run for president. But it happened while he was golfing with a golf reporter, who is now finally outing him over it. Here’s the conversation that golf writer James Dodson is claiming took place between himself and Eric Trump while they were golfing:
“So when I got in the cart with Eric, 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.'”
Dodson made the remarks while speaking with radio station WBUR (link). What stands out here is that Donald Trump himself has long insisted that he has no financial ties to Russia of any kind. If Eric was telling the truth in 2014 and if his brother Donald Jr. was telling the truth back in 2008, then it means their father really is a Russian financial puppet – and he’s lying about it. Help fund Palmer Report
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report