|Trump National Charlotte is a big wedding venue: "The Lakefront Ballroom is every bride’s dream come true. Nowhere else can you find a back wall of the reception hall open to a beautiful beach on Lake Norman. The bride and groom can even plan to enter and leave the reception by boat." It's certainly true that you can't find a wall open to a beach on Lake Norman anywhere other than on Lake Norman.|
"So when I got in the cart with Eric," Dodson says, "as we were setting off, 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.' 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.' Now that was three years ago, so it was pretty interesting."Indeed it was. So you've heard about that. What I thought was funny was the reaction of some of the reactionary brethren, like Fox News's Brit Hume, to whom the whole concept of Trump being in debt to a Russian bank seemed completely unfamiliar:
@brithume Not yet. Don't know why DJT hasn't shown us his tax filings yet though. Or why two sons would have talked about it if it's not true.— Yastreblyansky (@Yastreblyansky) May 7, 2017
@brithume Do the boys lie a lot? Or does Sergey Millan? https://t.co/5pkNvdLEwP pic.twitter.com/6g1XC66RMH— Yastreblyansky (@Yastreblyansky) May 7, 2017
That actually seems like kind of a lot of evidence, Brit. Coming over an eight-year period from three sources in unrelated circumstances, and it's hard to see why the three of them would all want to be lying about this. Circumstantial evidence, to be sure, and there's no way of knowing for sure without some hard documentation such as might be seen in Trump's tax returns. Remind me again why it is that we can't see Trump's tax returns?
|The groom approaches the Lakefront Ballroom, pulled by a trusty swan. Lohengrin kitsch postcard from ca. 1900, via Wikipedia.|