‘Fake news’: Eric Trump disputes claim that he said Trump golf courses were funded by Russia


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Eric
Trump, son of President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump
Tower, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, in New York.

Associated Press/Carolyn Kaster

Eric Trump hit back on Monday at golf writer James Dodson’s
claims about something Trump allegedly said three years ago.

In an interview with WBUR
on Friday
, Dodson said that the president’s son told him
Trump golf courses didn’t rely on funding from American banks
post-recession. “We have all the funding we need out of Russia,”
Eric reportedly said. 

“Really?” Dodson recalled saying.

“Oh, yeah,” he said Eric answered. “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.”

On Monday, Eric blasted the writer’s account of their
interaction. 

“This story is completely fabricated and just another example of
why there is such a deep distrust of the media in our country.
#FakeNews,” he tweeted

Donald Trump’s campaign associates and his businesses have
repeatedly come under fire since the 2016 election over questions
of their ties to Russia.

Some of his campaign associates are currently under investigation
for their contact with Russian officials. Russian interference in
the US election is also the subject of a Senate Intelligence
Committee investigation.

Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn was
forced to resign in
February
after it emerged that he had misled Vice President
Mike Pence about conversations he’d had with Russia’s ambassador
to the US, Sergey Kislyak. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused
himself from any current or future Justice Department
investigations into the Trump campaign after it was reported that
he, too, had repeated contacts with Russian officials.

A Reuters
investigation
in March also found that more than 60 people
with Russian ties had invested almost $100 million in seven Trump
properties in southern Florida.

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