Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump wanted Truth Social Company ‘document’: report


Will Wilkerson, co-founder of Truth Social’s media parent company, told The Washington Post that Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump have sought financial stakes in the social media platform despite never having worked for the company.

“They were coming and asking for help,” Wilkerson told the Post in an article published Saturday. “They had no influence in this business…and they were taking capital from hard-working people.”

An early employee of Trump Media & Technology Group, Wilkerson served as senior vice president of operations until he was kicked off the board on Thursday after sharing this and other allegations with the post. Wilkerson’s other revelations included that Donald Trump asked co-founder Andy Litinsky to give up his shares to Melania Trump.

“The gift would have meant a huge tax bill that he couldn’t pay,” Wilkerson told the Post. “Trump didn’t care. He said, ‘Do whatever you have to do.’

This request last October followed Truth Social receiving millions of dollars in new investments. Trump had already taken 90% of the shares of Trump Media and let his employees share the rest. Litinsky refused to part with his stock for Melania and was fired five months later.

“Ignore these achievements [of launching Truth Social on the Apple and Google app stores to millions of downloads]the Washington Post ran a story full of knowingly false and defamatory statements and other concocted psychodramas,” Trump Media & Technology Group told Insider.

Donald Trump even asked a co-founder of Truth Social to donate his shares to his wife Melania.

Wilkerson filed a whistleblower complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission in August. His attorney told the Post that he is currently cooperating with investigations into Trump Media by the SEC and by federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York.

He provided the SEC with a daily computer log that he, Litinsky and co-founder Wes Moss kept during their time at Trump Media. Obtained by the Post, it chronicled infighting at the Trump company and detailed what his attorneys called “fraudulent statements … in violation of federal securities laws.”

The newspaper also showed the trio of co-founders debating how to market the Trump family’s ties to the company and showed one of them telling another that Trump Jr. “needed a story at the sleep and a little love”. Trump Media dismissed Wilkerson’s claims; Wilkerson said the company threatened him for speaking out.

“We weren’t trying to be Trump Org 2.0,” Wilkerson told the Post. “We always saw Trump as the rocket fuel to send this thing into space. I wanted this to succeed more than anything. … But these are glaring problems, and they are now threatening me to have exposed them. I couldn’t sit still any longer.




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