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But Harris, who previously questioned whether Trump owes money to a foreign nation, wasn’t alone. In a discussion of Trump’s finances last month on MSNBC, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi questioned what leverage Russian President Vladimir Putin has over Trump. “Well, what’s the connection?” she asked. “We’ll see. But the fact is, whatever it leads to, the fact is over $400 million in leverage that somebody has over the president of the United States.”
Rolling Stone magazine declared, “Trump’s massive debts are a national security crisis.” The magazine’s theorizing included this line: “If Vladimir Putin, for example, can backchannel a loan or a handout to the president, how hard is Trump going to be on Russia?”
Journalist Michael Tracy pointed out that Enrich is the New York Times staffer who specializes in Trump’s finances. That the newspaper would admit that there’s no evidence Trump is financially beholden to the Kremlin came as a surprise to Twitter commenters.
NYT reporter who specializes in Trump's financial record declares bluntly that there's no evidence he owes money to Russia, and claims to the contrary are conspiracy theories. Oops https://t.co/eTURxqTNpO
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) October 14, 2020
“Can’t believe NY Times could publish this,” one observer said. “I’d expect they say, ‘No evidence to prove Trump doesn’t owe money to Russia.'” Another tweeted, “Then WTF was the last three f***ing years about? Why did the Democrats put the American people through Russia-gate?” Still another noted, “Sadly, the damage has already been done, and there are already a lot of simpletons that believe the president is an agent of Russia.”
Hmmm… Blitzer of CNN takes Pelosi to task for holding up relief… NBC televises a Trump town hall… NYT reporter debunks 'owing money to Russia'…
Do I detect the wind shifting in the for profit media?
— Mousewrangler (@Mousewrangler2) October 14, 2020
But anti-Trump commenters aren’t letting go of the belief that there must be financial foul play. “Every knows the dirtbag doesn’t owe money to Russia,” one observer said. “Now, figure out who he does owe money to.” Another said, “Right, nothing sketchy about the Deutsche Bank loans.”
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