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The former vice president of the Trump Foundation said she was asked to cook books to offset "ridiculous" expenses.


The former vice president of the Trump Foundation said she was asked to cook books to offset "ridiculous" expenses.

The Trump Organization's former vice president Barbara Rees shared a story on Thursday that reflects some of the charges in the 15-count indictment against the organisation and chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg.

Ari Melber, chief legal correspondent at MSNBC, spoke with Barbara Rees on Thursday.

"When I first started working for Trump

  1. One of the things I did
  2. is the evaluation of one of our staff's largest expenses
  3. It was ridiculous. Where did they grow up? I asked.

She claimed to have questioned the expenses, but insisted they were legitimate. As a result, she stated that she would not sign.

Trump told her, Trump said I should bring a lot, forget the number, a thousand dollars a week or whatever it was in the expenditures, maybe not much at the time, and they'll be reimbursed," she recalled. And they won't be listed in the books anymore.

This is not the first time Reese has talked about Donald Trump and the Trump Organization's internal work.

In May, she stated that she believed Trump was literally crazy now that he was no longer president.

Following news that Manhattan DA Cy Vance, Jr. had called a grand jury to criminally investigate the former president's business, MSNBC's Alex Witt interviewed former Trump Organization executive vice president Barbara Rees on Saturday. Reese is the author of 

The Tower of Lies: The Revelations of Eighteen Years of Working with Donald Trump, published in 2020.

"I think he's so angry. All the things he put in place, the things he put in place to be elected the first time and almost elected the second time, both were unreasonably standing, all the other things, the prosecutor, the types of judges, all the things he thought he was working for suddenly no longer existed. She explained that -- he can't avoid that. He believed that this could be averted, yet it happened.

"I'm sure he's looking for people to blame. Reese said he screams at people, everyone, and maybe blames [Allen] Weisselberg, he blames his sons, his daughter, you know, anyone available to him."And I believe that in order to defend himself, he will put any one of them in danger."

Boy, this is a remarkable statement, Witt said.

That's something I've heard a lot, and as a parent, I simply wonder how that's possible. We'll leave that, though.

This is not the first time Res has spoken about her former boss. Back in 2017 at a time when psychologists thought Trump was showing signs of mental illness.

Dr. Julie Fauterle, a clinical psychologist, claimed that she did not treat Trump, at the time that his "narcissism hinders his ability to see reality."

So, you can't use logic to convince someone like that. Three million women marching? 

Don't move it. Advisers point out that the policy option has not worked? Foutrell said at the time.

Self-identity preservation is the regulating principle of life for those who fall towards the satisfactory end of the narcissistic spectrum.

After I read Futurel's comments, Reese stated that "this is really ridiculous.

  •  Several years ago, I would say sometime in 1982
  • The New York Times published an article on narcissism.
  • One of our crew members would read The Times every day on his way to work and bring the article to the office. "

We all knew Donald Trump well 

  • because we were part of the construction team for Trump Tower, notably myself.
  • For someone, we all agreed that the characteristics described in the article suited Donald to "T."
  • Now, 35 years later, professionals say what we knew at the time.

Just now it's a lot worse. 

  1. It's a pleasure.
  2. To see confirmation of our speculation.
  3. I pray that America survives his long presidency. "