Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) said he thinks it’s “likely” that “something close” to a video tape of President Donald Trump urinating on prostitutes is real. Merkley made the wild claim in an interview with Buzzfeed editor in chief Ben Smith, who asked the senator about Trump’s warm words for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“It’s standard strategy of Russia,” Merkley said, “to set them up with hookers, to tape everything that goes on in their room, so it’s likely that they have that.” “Your view is that the pee tape is real?” Smith asked. “Something close to that,” Merkley replied.
Smith: “Your view is that the pee tape is real?”
Merkley: “Something close to that. Something close to that.”
— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) July 16, 2018