On June 9, 2016, Donald Trump Jr. and key members of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign met with Russian operatives inside Trump Tower in New York City hoping to obtain damaging material on Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Roughly six weeks later, Junior – who attended the Trump Tower meeting intending on getting help from Russia to boost his dad’s campaign – dismissed rumors about Russian election interference efforts as “disgusting,” “phony,” and “lies.”
No, this is not from The Onion.
Specifically, Junior was upset that Clinton’s campaign manager, Robbie Mook, had previously told Tapper that Russia was meddling in the election.
Poor Junior felt super attacked.
“I can’t think of bigger lies,” Junior told CNN’s Jake Tapper before pointing the finger at the Democrats.
“But that just goes to show you what the DNC and what the Clinton camp will do,” Junior said. “They will lie and do anything to win.”
Take the time to watch this July 2016 interview with Don Jr. where he calls allegation the Russians were trying to help Trump and hurt Clinton "disgusting" and "phony" and "lies." This is a month after he knowingly met with Russian agents in Trump Tower: https://t.co/qnVE9Hg6PX
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) May 9, 2019
Junior, unfazed by irony, suggested that “it’s a rigged system, it’s disgusting, and the people should be fed up” with what he characterized as a coordinated effort among the Democratic Party to “destroy” Bernie Sanders in the South during the primary.
“There’s nothing wrong with a fair fight, Jake,” Junior continued. “I don’t mind a fair fight. But these lies, and the perpetuating of that kind of nonsense, to try to gain some political capital, is just outrageous.”
Junior was trying to solicit assistance from the Russians to get his father elected, failed to do so, and then went on national television to accuse his opponents of foul play.
The hypocrisy is breathtaking.
What is wrong with these people?
The whole family lies like they've been doing it their whole lives.
— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@UROCKlive1) May 10, 2019
I cannot listen to Jr. speak for 7 minutes. This guy is the worst, and I'm hopeful justice will serve him his comeuppance.
— Frederick C. Trump (@TrumpFrederick) May 9, 2019
For someone named Trump to judge anyone’s moral compass is laughable.
— Nancy Sobel (@nancysobel) May 9, 2019
“They will lie and do anything to win” …. Sheesh ….
— I Know You Are (@AEHTHREE) May 9, 2019
Lies upon lies upon lies.
Don junior certainly is his father's son!
— Dumb Precedent (@DumbOldJTramp) May 9, 2019
This interview was right after one with Robby Mook who stated Russia was interfering and was met with skepticism by Jake Tapper who then interviewed Jr, who lied throughout the interview. The interviews should be viewed back to back for real context.
— Frances (@pennyblab) May 9, 2019
They’ve all told so many lies I just don’t believe a word that they say.
— Jane (@janeeucraft) May 9, 2019
But her emails.