Last week the Washington Post trotted out another leak designed to cement the theory that Trump and Putin are BFF's. This time, it was regarding Democratic House Leader, Kevin McCarthy, who commented to a group of House Republicans that "I think Putin pays" Trump. Then to add some heft to the story, it was also reported that Speaker of the House, Ryan, told everyone to keep this quiet. "No leaks".
According to the Washington Post article, this exchange took place almost a year ago in June 2016. Yet, somehow, it wasn't news worthy until a Special Counsel was appointed to investigate possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to ensure that Trump won the presidency.
But, here's the stupidity of this whole article by the "Post". Trump is a billionaire. According to Forbes magazine, his fortune sits at $3.5 billion. Why in God's name would Donald Trump see a need to be paid by Putin? And, to what purpose? When asked about the comment, Kevin McCarthy responded that it was "a bad attempt at a joke." And, it's a joke for anyone to think otherwise.
This appeared to be just another attempt to imply that Trump is an illegitimate President. Merely a pawn of Vladimir Putin. As more and more of these ridiculous stories surface, I pay less and less attention and am only reminded of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf".
House Majority Leader McCarthy reportedly said 'I think Putin pays' Trump last year: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/17/kevin-mccarthy-reportedly-said-i-think-putin-pays-trump-last-year.html
President Donald Trump is the nation's first billionaire president -- but he's not as rich as he used to be, according to the Forbes 2017 Billionaires List published Monday: http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/20/news/companies/trump-forbes-net-worth/