The President’s eldest son released a book on Tuesday, predictably titled to own the libs, and embarked on a media tour that could be seen as a PR tour for his father during one of the most devastating weeks for the President since the impeachment inquiry launched last month.
It didn’t go well.
There was speculation among media types that the press tour was part of an underground effort to gauge Donald Trump Jr.’s likability for possible future political endeavors, but the President’s son was largely plagued with unfriendly questions about his father, nepotism and his own efforts to out the whistleblower whose complaint was the catalyst of the House’s impeachment inquiry. The media tour was further tainted by President Trump’s efforts to promote his son’s book — entitled “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us” — on Twitter and reports that the Trump campaign may have bulk-bought copies of the book to be signed and resold to supporters.
Trump Jr. did make a few appearances on Fox News, where he was met with friendly questioning, but the action that spurred the most grilling from other networks was his decision to tweet out a name that’s been circulated in conservative media as the potential whistleblower.