President Donald Trump’s scandal involving a Florida massage parlor owner at the center of a prostitution case escalated dramatically on Saturday.
Early on Saturday, Mother Jones reported how Li “Cindy” Yang reportedly offered to sell Chinese clients access to Trump.
The scandal intensified Saturday afternoon when the Miami Herald published an explosive report on Yang raising money for Trump.
“A Chinese-American massage-parlor entrepreneur arranged for a group of Chinese business executives to attend a paid fundraiser for President Donald Trump in New York City at the end of 2017, according to a source who was present at the event,” the Herald reported.
“Yang was present at the Dec. 2, 2017, fundraiser, held at Cipriani restaurant in Manhattan, according to a photograph that circulated in Chinese-language media at the time,” the newspaper continued. “In the 11 days before the event, Yang gave $5,400 to Trump’s campaign and $23,500 to the Trump Victory political action committee, according to a Miami Herald analysis of federal political contributions.”
“The 45-year-old, a naturalized American citizen, also claimed to have arranged the presence of a large group of business people from mainland China,” the paper added.
Watch “Who is Li Yang, the Asian spa founder who joined Trump’s MAGA movement?” by the Miami Herald and read the full report: