Russia Funded Trump’s Golf Courses, Now Eric Trump Is Denying It
Eric Trump, Donald Trump’s son, is now denying a report that stated that he said Russia funded Trump-branded golf courses.
“It’s a recollection from some guy three years ago through a third person,” Eric Trump told The New York Post.
“We own our courses free and clear,” Trump added. He claimed the report was “categorically untrue” and “complete garbage.”
“We have zero ties to Russian investors,” he said.
James Dodson spoke about the meeting with President Trump during an interview with Boston’s WBUR.
Dodson asked Eric a few questions, as he tagged along for the 2014 interview.
“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,’” the writer told WBUR.
“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.’”