The media is giving Trump Jr. a pass on his Russia connection and the internet is furious
Wednesday, the country found out that Donald Trump Jr. had talks about the war in Syria with “pro-Russia figures — even if not Russian government officials.” The Wall Street Journal indicates that disclosure of the information may have prompted the American electorate to consider his father’s presidency.
Since President-Elect Donald Trump’s election, the Russian government admitted that it was communicating with the Trump campaign in the lead up to the election. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov acknowledged that “there were contacts” with the Trump campaign and that embassy staff met with the campaign.
Sergei Markov, a pro-Kremlin political analyst, played it coy. He was excited about Trump’s victory and admitted only “maybe we helped a bit with WikiLeaks.”
Last month, the United States government officially accused Russia of hacking of the Democratic National Committee. Prior to the election, many speculated if it was true. However, recently the chief of the NSA confirmed it and called for a Congressional investigation.
Russian President Vladamir Putin was elated about Trump’s win as well, saying that he was eager to restore his warm relationship with the United States. Putin previously had a strong relationship with President George W. Bush, who said that he saw into his soul.
Despite all of this, most of the media hasn’t seemed to notice. The news broke the day before the Thanksgiving holiday and cable news shows seem to be taking a lighter approach to news. The internet isn’t giving anyone a pass, however.
Check out the complains below:
What country do I live in? How is this family able to blandly meld personal profit, Russia ties and the White House to just shrugs? https://t.co/a29Iq5q15j
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) November 23, 2016
I bet the Russians would love Donnie Jr as their negotiating partner. They’d eat him like a sandwich. https://t.co/giZ7SCqx3z
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) November 23, 2016
@nytimesworld I’m guessing Russia will probably pick Donald Trump Jr. as its ambassador to the US.
— The Angry Liberal (@angryandliberal) November 10, 2016
As Donny, Jr. told the Russian hackers last month, I’ll have a lot more flexibility once I get elected https://t.co/8ZfUcYAiqI
— Donald J. Drumpf (@RealDonalDrumpf) November 23, 2016
Eric hangs with Argentinan businessmen. Donald Jr talks with Russia. Ivanka sits in with Japan.
This isn’t just one Trump – it’s a regime.
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) November 23, 2016
No Russian influence here. Nothing to see. Move along. Donald Trump Jr. Held Talks on Syria With Russia Supporters https://t.co/OOOvyfYaN5
— Ron Schouten, MD, JD (@RonSchouten) November 23, 2016
The *upside* of an autocrat family regime is they *all* go to prison (at best) when it’s over. https://t.co/JpZrjFlj76
— Ken Layne (@KenLayne) November 23, 2016
Donald Jr said a few years ago Russia was the biggest player in Trump’s businesses. No tax returns from serial liar, soon to be czar of US. https://t.co/wDmYtUKEa2
— Peter Louwe (@peterlouwe) November 12, 2016
HELLO Donald Trump Jr violated the Logan act when he met with Russia in Paris to discus Syria in October. But the GOP love their traitors!
— tamara beinlich (@blueinmo) November 23, 2016
President Barack Obama has said that he hopes as president, Trump has the ability to stand up to Russia and to Putin.