- Dec 2015
Looks like we've got another J for Genius.Talk about a shit-eating grin.
TRUMP JR. DEFENDS CALLING OUT SUSPECTED WHISTLEBLOWER: 'I'M A PRIVATE CITIZEN PUTTING THIS OUT THERE'In an appearance on The View, Donald Trump Jr. stood by his decision to release what he alleges was the name of the whistleblower who triggered the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump....During his appearance, Trump was immediately confronted by host Abby Huntsman, who told Trump, "The whole point of releasing a name is to intimidate someone, to threaten someone, and to scare other people from coming out." She added, "That's something that dictators do." Before asking Trump why he released the name, she mentioned, "I've seen that firsthand, that's not what America does. We stand by our people."Trump responded, "The whistleblower's name was on a little website called The Drudge Report a couple of days ago." Trump tweeted an article from conservative news site Breitbart on Wednesday that contained the alleged name of the whistleblower, who has chosen to remain anonymous during the impeachment inquiry, in the headline.After telling the panel that the information was already out there, he tried to deflect by saying, "I wish the outrage would be equal." He also said, "There was no outrage when my family got an exploding letter with white powder substance in it." He said, "It's not a level playing field, in terms of outrage."Joy Behar countered Trump's assertion: "He asked to be anonymous; your family did not."Trump responded: "For days, he's been out there in the media." Host Sunny Hostin responded, "It's different when the president's son does it," which led Trump to assert his status as a private citizen.
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