Eric Trump, son of former president Donald Trump’s son, is not happy about a report by Rolling Stone magazine suggesting that he used untraceable “burner phones” to communicate with organizers of the Jan. 6 “Stop the Steal” rally that led to the attack on the U.S. Capitol, and he’s threatening to sue a news outlet for sharing the story.
“Well here is one outlet I can sue for defamation. “This will be fun,” Trump declared on Twitter in response to a post from the Palmer Report, which was sharing the Rolling Stone report.
He added: “I’m an incredibly honest, clean guy – unlike Hunter (Biden), no drugs, healthy lifestyle, not the ‘burner phone’ type… Tweet saved.”
Citing three sources who were involved in the “Stop The Steal” rally, The Rolling Stone reported that Kylie Kremer, who helped plan the event, ordered aides to purchase anonymous burner phones a week before Jan. 6. and told them it was “imperative” they use cash for the purchase.
“That was when the planning for the event on the Ellipse was happening, and [Kylie Kremer] needed burner phones in order to communicate with high-level people is how she put it,” the source told Rolling Stone.
According to the report, “Kremer kept one of the phones herself and gave the other phones to high-ranking members of Trump’s inner circle, including his son Eric Trump, daughter-in-law and former campaign official Lara Trump, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and former Trump surrogate Katrina Pierson.
Well here is one outlet I can sue for defamation. This will be fun. I’m an incredibly honest, clean guy – unlike Hunter, no drugs, healthy lifestyle, not the “burner phone” type… Tweet saved… @palmerreport https://t.co/ua5Wu1cyQO
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) November 25, 2021