For Eric Trump, every day must feel like the time Fredo accidentally let it slip that he was working for Hyman Roth in The Godfather Part II. (“Johnny Ola knows all these places!”) He can’t keep his mouth shut. Golf writer James Dodson told WBUR’s Only A Game that he went golfing with Donald and Donkey Boy in 2014, and he asked Donald how it was he kept buying golf courses, and Donald “sort of tossed off that he had access to $100 million.” Later, Dodson asked Eric…
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,” 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.”
But he must have misspoken, because President Trump once tweeted: “Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA -- NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NOTHING.”
And that must be true, because the last part is in all caps. And we could confirm it if the IRS would just finish that darn audit, so Trump could release his taxes.