Speaking to journalists in India where he using his status as the president’s son to sell condominiums bearing the Trump name, Don Trump Jr. complained about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
Trump’s oldest son has come under harsh criticism for the trip, where he is hawking opportunities to purchase million dollar condos while being protected by the Secret Service, and, in an effort to tamp down complaints, switched from giving a speech on foreign policy to what was hastily dubbed “A Fireside Chat with Donald Trump Jr.”
According to the Washington Post, Trump Jr. complained that criticism of his trip is unwarranted because the family has been hurt financially since his father became president.
“That will cost us quite a bit of money I’m sure in terms of lost opportunity,” Trump Jr. said of deals that he claims have been set aside or have been turned down in order to avoid the appearance of conflict of interest.
Turning to Mueller’s Russia investigation, where the younger Trump is under scrutiny over his meeting with Russians in Trump Tower prior to the 2016 election, Don Jr. complained that it has been both a waste of time and a financial drain.
“The level of scrutiny is ridiculous,” he told the assembled Indian reporters. “The good thing is, after all that — millions in legal fees, hundreds of hours of preparation, every headline in the world trying to attack me personally — they kept digging and the only thing that they found is that the other side is doing these things and we didn’t do anything.”
According to the report, prospective buyers for the India development have been paying “a $38,000 booking fee for luxury residences in a Trump Towers project with units selling for up to $1.6 million.”
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