Eric Trump To Golf Writer In 2014: We Don't Rely On American Banks

See? Things like this are why people look funny at President Trump when the whole Russia thing comes up!

A piece in The Hill this morning highlights a conversation one sports writer had with Trump and his son, Eric, while hanging out on one of Trump’s new golf courses, just 3 years ago, in 2014.

James Dodson during an interview Friday with Boston’s WBUR described meeting Donald Trump in 2014 and being invited to play golf at the Trump National Charlotte course.

He said asked Donald Trump how he was paying for his courses, and the now-president “sort of tossed off that he had access to $100 million,” Dodson said in the interview.

Ok, you would think that with all of Trump’s alleged wealth, that wouldn’t seem like a big deal, but we know rich folks don’t stay rich by spending their own money. They get investors.

Dodson knew that, as well, and when he had a chance to talk to Eric Trump, who was also on the outing that day, this is how it went:

“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 writers 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.’”

UGH.

And now comes the mountain of excuses from Trump apologists, that are very likely to range from: “This is just how businesses operate” to some puerile assertion that I’m out to get Trump.

All excuses aside, I’m willing to say that this, also, could just be a coincidence; one more to add to the growing pile of other coincidences.

I do have to ask, however, just how many more can be added to the already-teetering tower of questionable connections before it all comes down on top of us?