CNN’s Chris Cuomo delivered a message to Eric Trump, after the president’s son insisted their family’s properties were not funded by Russia: Prove it.
In a Monday morning tweet that turned into a brief discussion on “New Day,” the co-host retweeted the junior Trump’s claim that the family funded their own investments.
“Easy,” Cuomo began. “Show the debt schedules for the properties. Show there is no debt and any retired loans were not Russian. ‘New Day’ offers you [a] platform.”
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) May 8, 2017
Trump’s name went viral over the weekend after a golf writer said that the president’s son revealed Russia funded their golf courses during the economic recession. “We have all the funding we need out of Russia,” the writer told the media. Eric Trump disputed the claim, calling it “fake news.” President Donald Trump has yet to release his taxes or any information about his investments.
“It is hard to get to the truth of the matter based on that back and forth,” David Gregory said. “It speaks to the question what extent the Trump businesses or have been or are involved with Russia. If you have Russian banks and Russian investors, you are dealing with the Russian government. This is why getting those tax returns has always been a priority. Fully understanding the Trump business relationship is around the world and particularly in Russia is so important in ways that might speak to what a pre-existing relationship was.”
Gregory said that this also goes back to previous discussions about retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
“Not only how he was shaping candidate Trump’s views about Putin in particular, but with regard to the election and sanctions and was there a suggestion that Flynn was having in that transition period about relaxing sanctions,” Gregory continued. “All of that becomes really important as a quid pro quo or any potential ties that the campaign would have had to a foreign power in the case Russia actively interfering in the election.”
Cuomo agreed, saying that it’s difficult to get to the bottom of it when the family refuses to be transparent.
The reporter continues to stand by the recollection.
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Cop says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot following Trump’s racist targeting of The Squad
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Trump has been lashing out at the four first-term congresswomen, who include Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
"A Gretna police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page this past week calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a 'vile idiot' who 'needs a round, and I don't mean the kind she used to serve,'" NOLA reported Saturday.
Internet piles on ABC reporter for lavishing praise on Trump for allowing press to ask questions
ABC News reporter Kyra Phillips on Saturday heaped praise on President Donald Trump for his treatment of the press.
Despite the White House no longer holding daily press briefings, Phillips praised the "access" she receives from the administration.
"No matter what your politics are, I have to say that I appreciate the access ?Trump? gives us on a regular basis and the ability to ask any question," she said.
She tagged Stephanie Grisham in her tweet, who is Trump's latest press secretary. She also tagged her husband, John Roberts, who does not work in the White House, but works for Fox News.
‘Trump wants to start a race war’: Ex-advisor alleges his campaign planned ‘Send her Back’ chants
President Donald Trump is attempting to start a race war in America, a long-time advisor declared on MSNBC on Saturday evening.
Omarosa Manigault Newman was interviewed by Donny Deutsch on "Saturday Night Politics."
"You said could it happen here? It is happening here," Newman told Deutsch.
"As a woman of color watching him attack those four women, it made it very clear that Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to our democracy," she said.
"And everyone has been kind of tiptoeing what this actually is. Donald Trump wants to start a race war in this country and it started at that rally — it started with the tweets," she said.