Eric Trump explodes MSNBC host Lawrence O & # 39; Donnell for & # 39; reckless attempt to slander his family & # 39; and threatens to sue the withdrawn claim that Russian oligarchs have co-signed Donald Trump's bank loans
- Eric Trump responded Wednesday to the withdrawn claims of D & Donnell
- Destroyed the MSNBC host for a & # 39; reckless attempt to slander our family & # 39;
- Said the Trump organization would take legal action in the case
- O & # 39; Donnell claimed that Russian billionaires had co-signed Trump's real estate loans
- He walked it back on Wednesday and said he should not have sent the report
Eric Trump has destroyed MSNBC host Lawrence O & D 39 because of his withdrawn claim that Russian oligarchs co-signed the real estate loans of President Donald Trump.
& # 39; This was a reckless attempt to defame our family and run a great business. Apologies are not enough if the true intention was solely to cause damage and harm, & said Eric Trump in a tweet on Wednesday.
& # 39; As a company, we will take legal action. This unethical behavior must stop, & he continued, referring to the Trump organization, where he is an executive vice president.
Earlier on Wednesday, D & Donnell withdrew a bomb report and admitted that he should not have broadcast the claim about Donald Trump & # 39; s loans from Deutsche Bank.
Eric Trump condemned MSNBC host Lawrence O & Donnell over his withdrawn claim that Russian oligarchs co-signed the real estate loans of President Donald Trump
D & Donnell (right) surprised fellow host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday by reporting that Russian oligarchs had signed the loans from President Trump together with Deutsche Bank
He teased his news shocker Tuesday night at the end of Rachel Maddow's programming hour, and inspired a flood of anti-Trump tweets with the hashtag #RussianCosigners – which quickly rose to # 2 on Twitter & # 39; s & # 39 ; trending & # 39; chart in the United States.
O & # 39; Donnell said that a single source had told him information that goes beyond a few very important steps & # 39; information that was publicly available about Trump's loan history with the German bank.
& # 39; The source says that Deutsche Bank is in possession of loan documents proving that Donald Trump has obtained loans with co-signatories and that he would not have been able to obtain these loans without co-signatories & # 39 ;, said O & # 39 Donnell. & # 39; The source close to Deutsche Bank says that the co-signatories of Donald Trump's Deutsche Bank loans are Russian billionaires near Vladimir Putin. & # 39;
O & # 39; Donnell threw that apparent blockbuster into a political light after Maddow gasped & # 39; What? Really? & # 39;
& # 39; If it is true, & # 39; he said, & that would explain any kind word that Donald Trump ever said about Russia and Vladimir Putin. & # 39;
& # 39; If that's true, that would be an important factor in Vladimir Putin's publicly expressed preference for presidential candidate Donald Trump over presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, & # 39; O & # 39; added Donnell.
The host of & # 39; The Last Word & # 39; teased his revelation with a tweet that quickly went viral. But he was covering up at the end of his hour-long program.
& # 39; Now I want to emphasize, that is a single source, & # 39; he said. & # 39; This has not been confirmed by NBC News. I have not seen any Deutsche Bank documentation that supports this and verifies this. This is just a single source that revealed to me. And that is where it stands at this point. It will need much more verification before that can be a verifiable fact. & # 39;
MSNBC & # 39; Morning Joe & # 39; producers were under pressure early Wednesday morning to confirm or refute the story of O & # 39; Donnell. Almost two hours after the broadcast, booking producer Michael Del Moro acknowledged on Twitter that the only source had not seen any papers.
& # 39; Deutsche Bank declines to comment on Lawrence O & # 39; Donnell & # 39; s report that the Russian oligarch & # 39; s (sic) have co-signed the Trump loans & # 39 ;, Del Moro wrote.
& # 39; The information came from a single source that did not see the bank details. NBC has not seen this data and has not yet been able to verify the report. & # 39;
Trump & # 39; s eldest son Don Jr. tweeted an accusation that O & # 39; Donnell completely made up the story & # 39; & # 39;
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted sarcastically that the network's inability to confirm O & # 39; Donnell & # 39; s report is likely because he completely invented it & # 39 ;.
Trump & # 39; s lawyer, Charles Harder, wrote to MSNBC executives on Wednesday and complained about & # 39; false and defamatory statements & # 39 ;.
Harder wrote that there are no co-signers of Trump's loans to Deutsche Bank.
& # 39; The only borrowers under these loans are Trump entities, and Mr. Trump is the only guarantor, & # 39; he explained. & # 39; Numerous documents for each of these loans are also recorded, publicly available and searchable online. & # 39;
& # 39; For example, true malice can be easily proven on the basis of your reckless disregard for the truth and unreasonable dependence on an alleged & # 39; source & # 39; that you will not even identify in your story and that you and the public are probably trying to mislead for political reasons or other ulterior motives. & # 39;
& # 39; Actual Malice & # 39; is a legal norm that applies to public figures who want to claim that they have committed defamation or defamation. It requires proof that a suspect was reckless and published a lie despite knowing, or expecting, that it was false.
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