On Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. appeared on “The View” where he defended his Twitter outing of the alleged whistleblower.
Trump Jr. was grilled by the show’s co-hosts as he promoted his new book in an interview that quickly became a shouting match.
“I think the reality of the answer is the whistle-blower’s name was on a little website called the Drudge Report a couple of days ago. I literally quote tweeted an article that had the guy’s name in the title of the article,” Trump Jr. said.
When he was asked if that made his decision to post it on Twitter right, he stated that there was a double standard. He then added that and no one cared when an envelope with white powder was sent to his home and opened by his then-wife, Vanessa Trump, back in February 2018.
“I wish the outrage would be equal. I mean, there was no outrage when, you know, my family got an exploding letter of, you know, with white powder substance in it,” Trump Jr. said.
He added that several news organizations were pursuing a whistleblower who said that ABC had spiked an expose on the late perv, Jeffrey Epstein.
“ABC is right now chasing down a whistleblower about all of the Epstein stuff because those stories were killed,” said Trump Jr., who appeared on the show with his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle.
“What’s the difference? I’m a private citizen putting this out there.”
On Wednesday he posted a tweet that contained the alleged name of the anonymous government whistleblower whose complaint is the heart of Democrat’s impeachment inquiry.
Things got really testy during the interview when Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late Sen. John McCain, asked Trump Jr. About his father’s lack of civility.
“A lot of Americans in politics miss character and a lot of people miss the soul of this country. You and your family have hurt a lot of people and put a lot of people through a lot of pain, including the Khan family who was a Gold Star family who I think should be respected because of the loss of their son. Does all this make you feel good?” McCain asked, referring to Trump’s criticism of Khizr and Ghazala Khan, Muslim-Americans whose son was killed in Iraq.
Trump Jr. replied by defending his father and pointed to his record in office.
“We have all done things that we regret. I don’t think any of that makes me feel good, but I think we got into this because we wanted to do what’s right for America. My father has been working tirelessly to bring back the American dream. He has brought jobs back,” he said, before touting his father’s manliness.
“Part of being president is having a pair that can take whatever he comes towards you. My father’s got a pair. No sitting president has taken the heat that President Trump has,” he said.
“He was under constant attack by the same people. When he’s under attack by the establishment, but the reality is, he’s a counterpuncher, and as a conservative, I would hope you would appreciate that conservatives haven’t been known for fighting back for a very long time,” Trump Jr. asserted.
“We have ceded ground to the liberals and the liberal elite for decades by not actually fighting back. I understand we can keep going back to character. I think he has great character.”
Donald Trump made a habit of attacking the late Sen. John McCain before his death. At one point, Trump mocked McCain, who became a POW after his plane was shot down.
“He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured,” Trump said back in 2015.
The McCain family barred Trump from McCain’s funeral.
After wrapping up his time on the view Trump Jr, went to Twitter to brag about “Triggering” the show’s hosts.
“I don’t think I’ve enjoyed an interview this much in my life. Guess you could say that I just #Triggered The View!!!” he wrote.
I don't think I've enjoyed an interview this much in my life.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 7, 2019
He’s sadly proof that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.