Donald Trump Jr. found it laughable that his father would leave his plush lifestyle to become a Russian agent to thwart the American democratic system.
Last week, the New York Times reported that the FBI had opened an investigation into President Donald Trump to see if he had a side gig working for the Russian government and President Vladimir Putin.
During an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News, Trump Jr. explained why he thought the accusation that the president was working for the Russians was beyond belief.
“You saw the story last week: Donald Trump is a Russian agent. Yeah, the guy that’s a billionaire, leading a pretty incredible lifestyle, he left all of that to go into this snake pit, to go into this swamp, to run against 16, 17 Republican contenders — he’s got zero chance of doing that. To then go onto defeat Hillary Clinton. He had zero chance of doing that. You know he did all this because he’s a Russian agent.”
Trump Jr. claimed that stories like this are the reason some in the media have “no credibility.” He pointed to the recent story from BuzzFeed that was debunked by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as another example.
He also claimed that the controversy surrounding the teens from Covington Catholic High School was also an example of the media taking a story too far.
“They had to pounce because the media wants that to be true,” said Trump Jr. “They want a bunch of nice Catholic kids — that happen to be white — they want them to be the enemy. This is what they’ve created. The media has done this to themselves.”
Although Trump Jr. seems confident that the investigation into the president and Russia is a waste of time, House Democrats do not feel the same way. They plan to continue probes into President Trump and his campaign now that they have control of the House of Representatives.