President Donald Trump has so far stayed off Twitter during former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony. But his eldest son hasn’t.
Donald Trump Jr. is posting repeatedly during the closely watched testimony Thursday.
He repeatedly defended his father and attacked Comey.
Trump Jr. in particular seized on Comey’s assertion that he interpreted the president’s statement that he ‘‘hoped’’ the FBI would drop its probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Trump Jr. tweeted ‘‘you would think a guy like Comey’’ would know the difference between ‘‘hoping and telling.’’
He also cast doubt on all of Comey’s testimony and said he should ‘‘have actually followed procedure.’’
Donald Trump Jr. and his brother Eric are now at the helm of their father’s New York-based business.
1/3 Flynn stuff is BS in context 2 guys talking about a guy they both know well. I hear "I hope nothing happens but you have to do your job"— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017
2/3 very far from any kind of coercion or influence and certainly not obstruction!— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017
3/3 Knowing my father for 39 years when he "orders or tells" you to do something there is no ambiguity, you will know exactly what he means— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017
Hoping and telling are two very different things, you would think that a guy like Comey would know that. #givemeabreak— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017
Comey "I could be wrong"— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017
So if he was a "Stronger guy" he might have actually followed procedure & the law? You were the director of the FBI, who are you kidding?— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017
Meanwhile, one of the president’s other sons continued attacking a recent Forbes article detailing the Trumps’ involvement in a children’s cancer charity.
Respectfully, I have raised $16.3 Million for dying children with an expense ratio of less than 12.3%. Let's not politicize pediatric cancer https://t.co/pqg9272EZr— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) June 8, 2017