‘I Have a Certified Letter!’: Trump Reveals to Lester Holt What Will Clear Him on Russia
There were quite a few memorable moments in NBC News’ one-on-one interview with President Donald Trump that aired tonight. He talked about how he was thinking about the Russia/Trump “made up story” that was on his mind when he fired FBI Director James Comey. He mentioned how good a person Michael Flynn is. He discussed how his “great” conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov could lead to international peace.
And he brought up how a certified letter he has should clear things up when it comes to his ties to Russia.
It was reported prior to the interview that the White House was having a law firm prepare a certified letter that would show that Trump currently has no business links with Russia. The letter would then be delivered to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
Tonight, he informed Lester Holt that he now has said letter and it’s been given to Graham.
“I just sent a letter to Lindsey Graham from one of the most prestigious law firms in the country that I have nothing to do with Russia,” the President said.
After highlighting some past business dealings he’d had with Russians, such as the Miss Universe Pageant and selling a house to a Russian billionaire, he let Holt know once more he had a letter.
“I have a certified letter, just so you understand,” Trump noted. “I’m not just saying that.” Explaining again that Graham has the letter, he concluded by saying that “it says I’m not involved in Russia.”
Some folks on Twitter had some fun at the President’s expense for claiming a “certified letter” clears everything up:
President Trump: "I have a certified letter. I'm not just saying that. It says I'm not involved in Russia." pic.twitter.com/Ho9ejRNaAb
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) May 11, 2017
I have a certified letter that says I am an undiscovered genius
— Michelle Dean (@michelledean) May 11, 2017
"I have a certified letter " My gawd. They're really going with that.
— Armando (@armandodkos) May 11, 2017
I'm going to send a certified letter saying I've paid my student loans in full. That should settle it, right?
— Leslie Holder (@JustLeslieCat) May 11, 2017
Watch the clip above, via NBC News.
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