President-elect Donald Trump allegedly has Viking blood running through his veins.
Donald Trump’s ancestors founded the Russian state, genealogists claim.
They say that Trump is a direct descendant of Viking prince Rurik, a legendary Scandinavian chieftain “from the tribe of the Rus”.
His mother’s heritage may also provide a Viking link.
Daily Mail reports:
According to the nationalists newspaper Estonian World Review Russian genealogist Aleksey Nilogov says Mr Trump has ties to European royalty but he claims Barack Obama is also a descendant of Rurik.
Mr Nilogov believes Mr Trump descends over the course of 35, 36 or 38 generations from the ninth century ruler, Rurik, via three distinct female lines
According to the first Russian annals, the Primary Chronicle, Rurik was a Scandinavian “from the tribe of the Rus” whom the people of Novgorod invited in 862 to assume rule over them, as they had been unable to govern themselves.
Accompanied by his family and retinue, Rurik settled in Novgorod, and his brothers took control of adjacent regions. The area under their authority came to be called “the land of the Rus” and eventually “Rus”.
It is claimed Rurik, who ruled until his death, was not good at taking criticism, and followed paganism.
Whilst blog Face to Face claimed that Trump’s Viking links came from his mother.
As Mail Online has previously reported Mary Anne Trump, born Mary Anne MacLeod, was a Scottish immigrant, hailed from the highlander Clan MacLeod on the Isle of Lewis.
According to the blogs post last year, this was one of the Outer Hebrides islands off the western shore of Scotland that was raided and settled by Vikings between the 9th and 13th centuries, when it belonged to the Norse Kingdom of the Isles.
It is believed the MacLeods ruled Lewis from the end of the Viking heyday through the early modern era, when they were eclipsed by the Mackenzies in the 17th century.