Former National Equirer editor claims the tabloid has unpublished ‘embarrassing’ and ‘criminal’ stories on Trump family
Donald Trump, pointing at his sons Donald Trump, Jr and Eric Trump (Twitter)
December 17, 2018
The National Enquirer likely has damaging unpublished stories on President Donald Trump and his family, a longtime employee of the tabloid explained on MSNBC on Monday.
Jerry George spent over a quarter century working for the publication, which is owned by American Media, Inc. and David Pecker.
George joined MSNBC anchor Ari Melber on Monday.
"Effectively, you know, David Pecker sold his editorial soul for access to Trump world," George explained. "And in doing so, he got closer to, you know, the real power of the campaign."
"Do you have reason to believe Mr. Pecker knew other incriminating things about Trump that have not come out?" Melber asked.
"Yes, certainly," he replied.
"Do you know what any of them are?" Melber asked.
"I know some of them and there are stories involving, of course, the Trump-Kushner family, there are stories of, you know, sibling rivalry with the children, back-biting, discord with his wife," he explained.
"Would you describe them -- because obviously we're talking about things that haven't come out and we haven't verified them -- but would you characterize them as merely embarrassing, if you will, or do any of them rise to the level of being potentially criminal?" Melber asked.
"Well, actually both," George replied. "They're certainly embarrassing and then when you get involved with the actions of his children, including his daughter and son-in-law, we're getting closer to criminal activity."