Continuing his early morning Twitter frenzy, President Donald Trump defended his oldest son's meeting with Russia officials at Trump Tower in 2016 as "totally legal" and nothing out of the ordinary in political campaigns.
Reacting to a report that he is concerned about the fate of Don Trump Jr., Trump dismissed the news as "Fake news reporting" in his tweet.
"Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower," Trump tweeted. " This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!"
According to a Washington Post report, "Trump has confided to friends and advisers that he is worried the Mueller probe could destroy the lives of what he calls “innocent and decent people” — namely Trump Jr., who is under scrutiny by Mueller for his role organizing a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Russians promisig dirt on Hillary Clinton."
The report adds, "As one adviser described the president’s thinking, he does not believe his son purposefully broke the law, but is fearful nonetheless that Trump Jr. inadvertently may have wandered into legal jeopardy."
You can see Trump's Twitter response below:
Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in… https://t.co/sTbiVC2g4a— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1533472543.0