MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch and Donald Trump ran in the same New York City circles for many years. The President and the ad executive were long time friends who’s relationship deteriorated around the time Trump began his political career. This gives the MSNBC host special insight into how the President runs his businesses.
While discussing Trump on Thursday morning, Deutsch connected the President’s relationship with Vladimir Putin to his failed casinos. According to the pundit, Trump has been laundering Russian money for 20 to 30 years.
Deutsch drew a line between Trump’s relationship with Putin and his foreign policy decisions. “Let’s not forget it, this is all about failed casinos,” he said. “He is owned by Putin because he’s been laundering money, Russian money for the last 20, 30 years. He’s owned by them.”
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The MSNBC pundit continued, “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 because he’s been laundering money for him as a criminal organization for the last 30 years.”
Morning Joe host, Joe Scarborough added, “That is speculation and only speculation right now. 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 for 30, 40 years.”
Scarborough closed the segment by saying, “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.”