Eric Trump threatens MSNBC with legal action after Lawrence O’Donnell’s latest Trump-Russia smear

Share on GAB

On Wednesday, Eric Trump threatened legal action over a claim made by MSNBC propagandist Lawrence O’Donnell that co-signers on Trump’s Deutsche Bank loans were Russian oligarchs with close ties to Vladimir Putin.

“Deutsche Bank is in possession of loan documents that show Donald Trump has obtained loans with co-signers and that he would not have been able to obtain those loans without co-signers,” O’Donnell said.  “The source close to Deutsche Bank says that the co-signers of Donald Trump’s Deutsche Bank loans are Russian billionaires close to Vladimir Putin.”

But there was only one problem.  It seems that neither O’Donnell, the alleged source nor NBC bothered to verify the claim.  MSNBC Booking Producer Michael Del Moro tweeted:

Trending: Report: Foreign Entities Targeting Service Members and Veterans Online

O’Donnell walked it back, somewhat, saying the allegation had not been rigorously vetted and shouldn’t have been reported.

O’Donnell framed it as a retraction, but still refused to say if the information he originally aired was inaccurate:

President Trump demanded MSNBC retract the story, NewsMax said.

“These statements are false and defamatory, and extremely damaging,” Trump attorney Charles Harder told NBC:

Eric Trump, however, went even further and threatened the network with legal action.

“This was a reckless attempt to slander our family and smear a great company. Apologies are not enough when the true intent was solely to damage and cause harm. As a company, we will be taking legal action. This unethical behavior has to stop,” he said.

“This is some grossly irresponsible work from MSNBC and, once again, it plays right into Trump’s hands that the media is out to get him,” tweeted Josh Jordan.

MSNBC, irresponsible?  Say it ain’t so…

Related:

If you haven’t checked out and liked our Facebook page, please go here and do so.  You can also follow us on Twitter at @co_firing_line.  Facebook, Google and other members of the Silicon Valley Axis of Evil are now doing everything they can to deliberately stifle conservative content online, so please be sure to check out our MeWe page here, check us out at ProAmerica Only and the new social site, Hardcore Conservatives.

If you appreciate independent conservative reports like this, please go here and support us on Patreon and get your conservative pro-Trump gear here.

While you’re at it, be sure to check out our friends at Whatfinger News, the Internet’s conservative front-page founded by ex-military!

And be sure to check out our friends at Trending Views:Trending Views

Share on GAB