Trump’s 2013 Deal With Aras Agalarov

After making known his intentions to run for the U.S. presidency, Trump went to Moscow and signed with “Putin’s builder.”

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In Part 2 of Virginia Heffernan’s talk with Proof of Collusion author Seth Abramson, the pair puts Donald Trump’s trip to the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in 2013 under a microscopic lens. Plus, Trump’s ambition to build enormous Russian towers, his relationship with evangelicals, and a sketch exploring how Trumpian logic could “fix journalism.”

Further reading:

Trump-Russia Is Too complex to Report. We Need a New Kind of Journalism. —Seth Abramson, the Guardian

Politico’s ultimate Trump-Russia chart

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