Donald Trump Jr. made headlines in July after it was revealed that he met a Russian lawyer on June 9th 2016, during his father’s campaign. The lawyer promised him ‘damaging information’ about Hillary Clinton.
When the Senate investigators questioned him about it, Trump’s eldest son said he wanted to check on Clinton’s ‘fitness’ to be the president.
The meeting, which was also attended by Jared Kushner resulted in nothing. Furthermore, Trump Jr. denied his involvement in hacking the elections last year.
The mere fact that he was looking for ‘damaging information’ for a rival campaign from a not so friendly country raised many eyebrows.
but no collusion with Russians…..?
— litmama (@blitzstephmama) September 7, 2017
Really? Did Russia have Hillary’s stress test records? Did Russian doctors examine her mental/physical condition? Russian treadmill?
— DTYoshi (@D_T_Yoshi) September 7, 2017
The needle on my BULLSHIT meter went off the scale and hit so hard it fell off.
Which lawyer dreamt that one up?
— Helderweb (@helderweb) September 7, 2017
As per New York Times, Trump Jr. told the investigating team, “To the extent they had information concerning the fitness, character or qualifications of a presidential candidate, I believed that I should at least hear them out. Depending on what, if any, information they had, I could then consult with counsel to make an informed decision as to whether to give it further consideration.”
“As much as some have made of my using the phrase ‘I love it,’ it was simply a colloquial way of saying that I appreciated Rob’s gesture.”
Twitter took note of the word ‘colloquial’ and pointed it out in their tweets:
“OK, so is THAT everything? You sure? Good job on memorizing ‘colloquial’, by the way. Well done.” *gives sticker of shooting star*
— Shirtlifting (@shirtlifting) September 7, 2017
Does anyone – and I mean anyone – think Don Jr. knows the meaning of or can even pronounce “colloquial”?
— Jon Maas (@jondmaas) September 7, 2017
CONT: “You know “colloquial” right? It’s a word you humans use.”
— Hayden Black (@haydenblack) September 7, 2017
Since ‘colloquial’ means ‘crazy’ in Spanish.
— Dylanious (@Calroy333) September 7, 2017
After all this, he added that the campaign was an exhausting experience for him. “I had never worked on a campaign before and it was an exhausting, all-encompassing, life-changing experience. Every single day I fielded dozens, if not hundreds, of emails and phone calls.”
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