Donald Trump, Jr. Is Being Torched On Twitter Over Absurd Defense Of His Father’s Attempt To Cover Up Russian Scandal
In an attempt to defend his father’s effort to cover up the Russian scandal, Donald Trump Jr. retweeted a message from Fox News host Geraldo Rivera which defended Donald Trump’s request for FBI Director James Comey to end his investigation of fired national security adviser Michael Flynn.
According to a Comey memo obtained by The New York Times, Trump told Comey “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go.” The White House has denied the report, which Democrats say would constitute obstruction of justice if true.
“News Flash, @realDonaldTrump hoping @JamesComeyFBI cuts @MikeFlynn some slack because he is a ‘good man’ is not close to #Obstruction,” Rivera tweeted Wednesday morning.
“Truth,” Trump Jr. commented while retweeting Rivera’s tweet.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 17, 2017
Twitter quickly fired back. Here are some of the highlights:
— Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoNPR) May 17, 2017
— Kathleen Smith (@KikkiPlanet) May 17, 2017
@DonaldJTrumpJr You realize you just confirmed the Comey memo right? You guys are so stupid Jesus Christ. All these wounds are self-inflicted. Keep talking.
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) May 17, 2017
— Rodger Dodger (@Rodg3rDodg3r) May 17, 2017
— Thomas B. Malone (@TBrianMalone) May 17, 2017
— #ThankYouObama (@motherseer) May 18, 2017