Donald Trump Jr. just gave a description of what it is like for his father in the White House. He said there are just a few people working there that the president can trust in the wake of the anonymous New York Times’ op-ed that described a “resistance” movement. This piece coincided with Bob Woodward’s new book, “Fear,” which describes the White House administration as in chaos.
Donald Trump Jr. said that the chatter from these writings have made it hard for his father to get work done in the West Wing.
“I think there are people in there that he can trust, it’s just – it’s a much smaller group than I would like it to be,” he told ABC News in an interview that aired Tuesday on “Good Morning America.”
Trump Jr. did not say who his father can trust, but he suggested that family members who work in the West Wing remain a part of the inner circle. President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are both White House advisers.
“I’m talking outside family. That goes without saying,” Trump Jr. said.
The first son indicated that life in the White House has gotten more difficult as staff deal with fallout from the op-ed piece. The piece gives details about staff who are working to prevent President Trump from implementing policies that can harm the country, even taking letters off his desk in the Oval Office so he can’t sign them.
“It would be easier to get things done if you’re able to fully trust everyone around you,” Trump Jr. said. “I think that’s a shame.”
He had strong words for the “senior administration official in the Trump administration” who wrote the essay in The Times that was published last week, slamming the anonymous writer as “sad” and “disgusting.”
And he’s calling on the Justice Department to investigate who wrote the piece, saying the author is subverting the will of the American people, who elected his father.
“It’s pretty disgusting. That’s pretty sad. Perhaps it’s a disgruntled person thrown out,” he said of the author.
“This is very low level person who will throw their name on an op-ed, and basically subvert the vote of the American people who elected my father to do this job,” Trump Jr. said.
“Listen, I think you’re subverting the will of the people. I mean, to try to control the presidency while not the president. You have millions and millions of Americans who voted for this,” he added.
Credit: Daily Mail