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Sunday 03 of July 2022

Eric Trump Denies Alleged Statements on Russian Funding


Presidente Donald Trump, with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross (L) and president of Harley Davidson, Matt Levatich, at the White House,photo: AP/Carolyn Kaster
Presidente Donald Trump, with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross (L) and president of Harley Davidson, Matt Levatich, at the White House,photo: AP/Carolyn Kaster
Writer James Dodson said Eric Trump told him in 2014, "We have all the funding we need out of Russia"

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s son is denying that he told a sportswriter that his family real estate business got money from Russia to fund golf courses.

Writer James Dodson said Eric Trump told him in 2014, “We have all the funding we need out of Russia” and don’t rely on U.S. banks. According to Dodson, the president’s son said Russians are “really invested in our programs” and “we just go there all the time.”

In a Monday morning tweet, Eric Trump called the story “completely fabricated.”

The president has long denied having financial ties to Russia. His oldest son — Donald Trump, Jr. — told a real estate conference in 2008 that the family business “sees a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”