Donald Trump, Jr. told ABC News in an interview aired Tuesday morning that White House loyalty is a major concern for his father, the president.
“I think there are people in there that he can trust, it’s just — it’s a much smaller group than I would like it to be,” Trump Jr. told “Good Morning America.”
“I think that’s a shame,” he said.
As Trump Jr. expresses concern about White House staff working against the president, speculation continues as to the anonymous author or authors of an op-ed piece that appeared in the New York Times last week. Fingers have been pointing in a multitude of directions, including at some very senior officials in the Trump administration.
The Weekly Standard actually suggested it might be Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
However, Trump Jr. isn’t buying that description, telling ABC that as far as he is concerned, this “pretty disgusting” column was probably authored by a someone working in the lower echelons of the White House.
“This is a very low-level person who will … basically subvert the vote of the American people who elected my father to do this job,” Trump Jr. said.
During the interview, Trump Jr. also shrugged off his involvement in special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into alleged collusion by the Trump campaign with Russia.
“…I know what I did and I’m not worried about it,” he said, adding the the investigation was nonetheless “very rough” on him.
The president’s son took the opportunity to deliver an old fashioned get out the vote message to Trump supporters, saying that if “MAGA people” remain at home during the midterm elections, the Democrat could end up in control of the House of Representatives.