During his joint presser with France’s Emmanuel Macron President Trump defended his son over the controversy surrounding his meeting last year with a Russian lawyer.
Trump took a question from Cecilia Vega, who asked whether FBI director nominee Christopher Wray was “wrong” to say that Donald Trump Jr. should’ve alerted the FBI instead of trying to obtain sensitive Kremlin information about Hillary Clinton. Trump defended his son as a “wonderful young man” while remarking on how there were no major revelations that supposedly came out of the meeting.
“I think from a practical standpoint, most people would have taken that meeting. It’s called opposition research,” Trump said. “That’s very standard in politics. Politics is not the nicest business in the world, but it’s very standard, where they have information and you take the information.”
Trump went on to say the media was making too much out of his son’s emails, and he brought up the questions about why Natalia Veselnitskaya was in the United States at the time when her visa was declined at first. As he doubled back to his son, Trump concluded that “most people in politics probably would have taken” the meeting, and nothing came out of it anyway.
Watch above, via CNN.
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