Former US President Donald Trump has slammed Anthony Pratt, one of Australia’s richest businessmen. Documents released by Australian media and The New York Times show that Trump passed classified information to Pratt after his term ended. The former president has denied it. “Brad is a red-haired weirdo,” it reads.
Trump reportedly sent the information to Pratt during private events in April 2021. The Australian billionaire was not named in the indictment, but media reports said the Australian was also a member of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.
Australian news program ’60 Minutes’ aired excerpts of Pratt’s testimony about Trump yesterday. “He says outrageous things all the time,” Pratt said. “He knows what he can and can’t say to avoid jail time.”
Trump also reportedly told her about a 2019 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asking him to open an investigation against Joe Biden and his son. According to Pratt, Trump said: “You know the news about the Ukraine phone call. That’s nothing compared to what I usually do.
In addition, according to Pratt, Trump shared important information about the conversation with the Iraqi leader. “It wasn’t even in the news yet, and he told me he was bombing Iraq,” Pratt says. The businessman later quoted Trump as saying: “The president of Iraq called me and said, ‘You’ve destroyed my city.’ I said to him, ‘What are you going to do about it?’
Earlier this month, The New York Times reported that Trump had not released the classified information, but had talked about it. It emerged that he was talking about how many nuclear weapons US submarines have and how close the submarines can get to Russian boats without being noticed.
“Red Haired Weird”
“A red-haired weirdo from Australia,” Trump calls the Australian businessman. Trump says he never discussed nuclear submarines with Pratt. Trump also calls Pratt’s testimony “fake news.” The former president denies sharing sensitive information about nuclear submarines with Pratt. “I talked to him about creating jobs in Ohio and Pennsylvania because that’s about me.”
The two were on good terms in the past. In 2019, Trump helped the businessman open a new factory in Ohio.
Trump has been accused of taking important documents from the White House and stashing them in his home. According to the indictment, these included classified documents containing information about America’s nuclear capabilities and the country’s military contingency plans.
The FBI raided Mar-a-Lago in August 2022 and seized several documents there. Trump is innocent. The trial, the first federal case against the president, is scheduled to begin on May 20, 2024. Brad is on the witness list.
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