Eric Trump had allegedly revealed how Russia funded his family’s golf businesses “all the time” in an interview from 2014.
The President had also reportedly said to the same reporter that the Trump family obtained “access to $100 million” to assist their newest golf course located in North Carolina.
James Dodson, a golf writer, revealed his knowledge of claims earlier this month during an interview alongside a radio station in Boston, describing how he met Donald Trump along with his son, Eric, three years back after they invited him to play the sport in the Trump National Charlotte course.
Dodson stated that he asked the president how they secured funding to pay for the gold courses, to which Trump “sort of tossed off that he had access to $100 million”.
The journalist later followed up with his son, Eric, who had also been on the same resort on that day, throughout a ride on his golf cart.
“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.’” said the writer.
“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.’”
Trump repeatedly denied ties to Russia, claiming he did not have any investments or businesses in the nation, but his failure to provide tac returns to prove his claims cause a aura of doubt.
Trump previously praised the nation’s leader, Vladimir Putin, as being a “strong” leader.