Trump Backs ‘Innocent’ Son After ‘Hannity’ Interview: ‘Greatest Witch Hunt in Political History’

“My son Donald did a good job last night. He was open, transparent and innocent,” POTUS tweets

Last Updated: July 12, 2017 @ 6:06 AM

President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to defend his “innocent” eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., who appeared on “Hannity” to discuss his previously undisclosed meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer. 

“My son Donald did a good job last night. He was open, transparent and innocent. This is the greatest Witch Hunt in political history,” Trump tweeted. “Sad!”

The president wasn’t finished and sent another tweet accusing the media of making up sources.

“Remember, when you hear the words ‘sources say’ from the Fake Media, often times those sources are made up and do not exist,” Trump wrote.

Host Sean Hannity asked Trump Jr. if he now regretted the June 2016 meeting that also included Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner, and took place two weeks after his father, Donald Trump, landed the Republican nomination for president. It’s the first confirmed private meeting between the Russians and Trump’s team.

“In retrospect, I probably would have done things a little differently,” Trump Jr. told Hannity. “Again, this is before the Russia mania — this is before they were building this up in the press.”

Trump Jr. said he attended the meeting for “opposition research” in hopes of learning damaging information about Hillary Clinton’s possible connection to the Russian government.

“They had something, maybe concrete evidence to all the stories I’d been hearing about — probably underreported for years, not just during the campaign,” Trump Jr. told Hannity. “So I think I wanted to hear it out. But really it went nowhere, and it was apparent that wasn’t what the meeting was about.”

Check out the president’s tweets: