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Don Jr and Eric are ‘miserable’ — and can’t wait for White House nightmare to end, friends say

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President Donald Trump’s family is reportedly not enjoying their father’s term in the White House.

According to a new report in People Magazine, friends of the Trump family revealed the president’s sons Don Jr. and Eric are miserable and want the next three years to be over.

In a family guided by their father’s need to win and avoid admitting mistakes, friends noticed when Don Jr. agreed he would have “done things a little differently” with the campaign meeting between higher-ups and Russian contacts.

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“He doesn’t like failure and mistakes, and he doesn’t accept them,” one source who has done business with Trump told People. “You have to justify your existence to be in his realm.”

The ones who are most in his “realm,” however, are his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, who have offices in the West Wing of the White House because Trump likes to keep their counsel close. For the children now heading up the Trump Organization, the transition to a larger spotlight has been a difficult one and they’re having a difficult time adjusting.

Most weekends Trump Jr. leaves Manhattan for a cabin in upstate New York with his wife and their five children. He can also be spotted at the Riverside Cafe in Roscoe, New York, where the manager claims Trump Jr. is a good person and doesn’t want to be in the spotlight. “He never has his hair slicked back like he does on TV,” the manager said.

The spotlight also brings about annoying transparencies for him.

“Don can’t do any deals because he’ll be overly scrutinized. He just goes to work every day and is miserable,” said one source in the boys’ circle.

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That lack of transparency has brought increased scrutiny and legal problems over the recent revelation that he, Kushner and campaign chair Paul Manafort met with several people with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin — including Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and a former Soviet counterintelligence officer. Emails ultimately released by Don Jr. paint a picture of a happily eager son desperate for “dirt” on former Secretary Hillary Clinton.

He agreed to meet with the “Russian government attorney” based on the claim she was bringing “high level and sensitive information… part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump” to hurt Hillary Clinton’s campaign.”

Trump Jr. ultimately agreed that he would testify before Congress about the previously undisclosed secret meeting the family has lied about multiple times.

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“That’s an illegal offer and his response (in an email) is ‘I love it’ so that right there is the offer and the acceptance of this criminally prohibited foreign government help,” President Barack Obama’s ethics lawyer Norman Eisen told People.

Frequent Trump critic Richard Painter, who served as George W. Bush’s ethics lawyer, thinks Trump Jr.’s actions were outright “treason.”

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“It is betraying your own country in the hands of a foreign adversary,” Painter explained. He went on to say that under the Bush administration, Don Jr. would have been hauled into custody and questioned. “I think there are grounds here on campaign finance violations alone that it is illegal.”

Friends say that regardless of what might happen to Don Jr. he will always be loyal to his father.

“The loyalty within this family is insane,” said one family friend close to the boys. “They would never speak against their dad.”

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“You can’t bite the hand that feeds you, but he [Don Jr.] can’t wait for these four years to be over,” The source also said.


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