Eric Trump came to the defense of his brother Tuesday. He tweeted (rather petulantly) that people don’t like the Trump family because they all love one another so much.
It started when United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) and Brexit leader Nigel Farage went on Twitter defending Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer who claimed to have incriminating information about Hillary Clinton, saying the president’s eldest son is being attacked for supporting his father:
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) 11. јул 2017.
Erik retweeted Farage, and added,
This is the EXACT reason they viciously attack our family! They can't stand that we are extremely close and will ALWAYS support each other. https://t.co/1f7JqxScMr
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) 11. јул 2017.
In the clip, Farage said he believed Trump Jr. had never contacted the Russians before and predicted that “in a week’s time, this will simply have died”:
Donald Jr. is pretty much the best public supporter of his father that there is in the business and he’s done nothing wrong at all. Certainly nothing wrong compared to some of the things Hillary was accused of in the campaign.
Trump Jr. is facing intense scrutiny after he released emails on Tuesday detailing his conversations with acquaintance Rob Goldstone setting up a meeting with the Russian lawyer. “This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump,” Goldstone wrote.
“If it’s what you say I love it,” Trump Jr. replied.
President Trump said in a particularly anemic statement Tuesday that Trump Jr. “is a high-quality person and I applaud his transparency.”