The latest Trump-Russia news has pee tape Twitter very excited

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‘Trust and believe, the pee tape is real.’

It’s been a busy couple weeks for people hoping that the “pee tape” is real.

Between former FBI Director James Comey speaking about the pee tape on live television and the “golden showers thing” making several cameos in his recently-released memos, it felt like the tape, which allegedly shows now-President Donald Trump paying prostitutes to pee on a bed in a Russian hotel, was front-and-center in everyone’s mind.

Now the internet feels there may be more smoke surrounding the existence of the tape after Bloomberg reported on Monday that flight records show that Trump stayed overnight in the hotel before his Miss Universe pageant in 2013.

This is significant because, as Bloomberg notes, Trump has insisted that the salacious parts of the Christopher Steele dossier, where the pee tape was first mentioned, was false because he never spent the night in Russia during the trip.

(Trump has also denied it on the basis of being a germaphobe.)

In Comey’s memos, the former FBI director says Trump told him he “arrived in the morning, did events, then showered and dressed for the pageant at the hotel (he didn’t say the hotel name), and left for the pageant. Afterwards, he returned only to get his things because they departed for New York by plane that same night.”

However, Bloomberg’s report seems to contradict some of Trump’s denial of staying overnight in Moscow, making Twitter jump immediately to the pee tape.

https://twitter.com/ReallyDontTrump/status/988494554146975744

You can read all of Bloomberg’s report on Trump’s travel records here. And you can read all about the pee tape here.

Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).