The following article, MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch Says President Trump ‘Owned By Putin’ Accuses Him Of ‘Laundering Money’ For Russians, was first published on Flag And Cross.
MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch made a claim on Thursday that President Trump is a Russian asset who has been laundering money for Vladimir Putin for decades as a means of keeping his struggling casinos afloat financially.
Fox News is reporting:
“This is all about failed casinos,” the New York City advertising executive said on “Morning Joe.” “[Trump] is owned by Putin because he’s been laundering money, Russian money, for the last 20, 30 years. He’s owned by them.”
“You talk to any banker in New York, any business person in New York, any real estate person … we have a president that’s selling out our military, that’s costing lives, because he is owned by our geopolitical enemy,” he continued. “Because he’s been laundering money for him as a criminal organization for the last 30 years.”
Host Joe Scarborough wasn’t prepared to fully support Deutsch’s uncorroborated theories and said the wild claims rest on speculation of New York bankers and finance industry insiders.
“That is speculation and only speculation right now,” he said. “I will say that it is speculation among New York bankers who have loaned Donald Trump money in the past, and who have been following his business career.”
Scarborough went on to say Putin probably has compromising financial evidence against the president, which is why Trump has ceded power in the Middle East to help Russia strategically.
“We all will be absolutely fascinated when we finally figure out what Vladimir Putin has on Donald Trump and why Donald Trump has surrendered the Middle East, helped ISIS, helped Iran, helped Russia, helped Turkey, helped all of our enemies and betrayed all of our allies,” Scarborough said.
Scarborough believes that all of this goes back to money, denouncing claims by many that Putin has compromising pictures of something that happened years ago in a hotel in Russia that is being held over Trump.
Deutsch and others discussing this topic failed to mention the nearly two-and-a-half year Russian investigation put on by Robert Mueller that turned up exactly nothing when it came to any proof of Russian collusion. It also failed to substantiate any of the theories from the controversial Steele dossier on Trump.