As if Donald Trump needed any more bad PR, his daughter Ivanka is currently on a vacation with the woman who could very well be Vladimir Putin’s significant other.
Trump has repeatedly denied that he knows the Russian president even though his has close ties to the Kremlin through Russian oligarchs and has bragged in the past that he knows Putin very well. Several of Trump’s own campaign staffers also have ties to Russia.
In addition, the Republican nominee has done Putin several favors in recent weeks such as softening the GOP stance toward Russian aggression in the party’s platform and threatening to withdraw American involvement and support from NATO. Putin has rewarded Trump by directing state media to tout Trump’s campaign.
And now Trump’s daughter Ivanka is vacationing with Putin’s rumored girlfriend Wendi Deng, who used to be married to Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch.
According to People, the duo are sightseeing in Croatia and Ivanka is posting the evidence on Instagram.
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Wendi Deng has for years been rumored to have caught the eye of Vladamir Putin.
Us Weekly reports:
The rumor circulating around the corridors of power — from Washington, D.C., to Europe and Asia — is that Vladimir Putin and Wendi Deng, Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife, are dating… Reports of the pair have been floating around for years, ever since their respective divorces in 2014 and 2013. One insider close to the powerful leader tells Us Weekly the relationship is “serious.”
Putin keeps his private life notoriously private so no photos of pair exist as of yet to confirm that they are romantically linked. However, it should also be noted that Deng herself has denied the rumors, telling People last month, “I’ve never met Putin.”
Of course, that’s exactly what someone would say if they want to continue keeping their private life private.
But once again, Donald Trump’s ties to Russia just continue to increase.
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