Appearing on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” Monday night, reporter Emily Jane Fox argued that there’s something truly “unbelievable” about the way recent reports reveal President Donald Trump has treated his son Eric.
She was discussing the way the president reportedly directed Eric Trump to handle the legal response to the claims and lawsuit brought by Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with Donald Trump. Daniels sued to break a hush money contract she had signed, which has since become the center of campaign finance violations that the president’s former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to in court. Cohen said he was directed to carry out the crime by the president himself during the 2016 campaign.
The Wall Street Journal first reported Eric Trump’s role in legal response to Daniels’ claims, which Fox has since confirmed. Eric Trump is currently heading up the Trump Organization along with his brother Donald Trump Jr., supposedly in their father’s absence from the business. However, there appears to be much less separation between the business and the White House than had been promised.
Fox, who has written a book on the Trump family, pointed out that the president’s involvement of Eric in the Daniels affair was a stunning move — one that shows a callousness and a disregard for his son’s wellbeing.
She explained: “If you’re the president, and you’re a parent, you’re going to stick your child in the middle of cleaning up something for the president of the United States that has to do with an affair your father had — allegedly — with a porn star four months after your half-brother was born. So not only are you potentially putting your son in whatever legal implications could come out of this—”
“The payments to Stormy Daniels are now associated with felony counts for which there have now been guilty pleas, and there will be a prison sentence—” Maddow interjected.
“That Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to,” Fox said, agreeing. “To put your child in that position is — as someone who spent a lot of time dealing with the Trump family — not terribly surprising for these people, but just an unbelievable fact to get your mind around.”
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Kayleigh McEnany may have committed voter fraud by claiming parent’s Florida address when living in DC: report
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And so may be her boss.
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Dan Helm, a candidate for Supervisor of Elections in Pinellas County, sent a letter to the State Attorney of Orange County outlining the allegations.
"I write to inform you that, Derek Chauvin, the police officer who killed George Floyd in Minnesota, voted in Orange County Floriday in 2016 and 2018 as a registered Republican," Helm wrote to Aramis Ayala.
He said he discovered the information in the voter file.
"While living in Minnesota, working there, paying taxes there, Derek Chauvin cannot claim residency in Orange County. His home, residency and where he intends to live is in Minnesota, not Florida," he charged. "This is a violation of our election laws, specifically Fla. Stat. 104.011 (2)."
NBA legend Mike Jordan donating $100 million to racial equity and social justice groups
Michael Jordan said Friday he is making a record $100 million donation to groups fighting for racial equality and social justice amid a wave of protests across the United States.
The NBA legend said in a statement his Jordan Brand would distribute the money over 10 years to different organisations in a bid to stamp out "ingrained racism."
The pledge is believed to be the largest financial contribution to non-profit groups ever made by a figure from the sports world.
"It's 2020 and our family now includes anyone who aspires to our way of life," a joint statement from Jordan and his Jordan Brand said.