Trump’s Son Says Fewer White House Aides Trusted After Op-Ed

TRUMP JR.: ‘It’s a much smaller group than I would like it to be…’

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(Denis Slattery, New York Daily News) President Trump’s eldest son believes his father’s inner orbit has shrunk following an explosive op-ed alleging that a cabal of White House officials is working to undermine the commander in chief.

“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,” Donald Trump Jr. said in an interview aired Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Trump Jr. believes the unnamed author behind the op-ed piece published last week by The New York Times is a “low-level person.”

He also echoed his father’s claim that the Justice Department should investigate the author.


“This is a very low-level person who will throw their name on an op-ed, and basically subvert the vote of the American people who elected my father to do this job,” Trump Jr. said, calling the editorial “pretty disgusting” and “sad.”

A host of Trump aides and Cabinet members issued denials last week in the wake of the op-ed as the president raged about the piece.

The author wrote that Trump “is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader. The dilemma — which he does not fully grasp — is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”

Trump railed against the work and called on the Department of Justice to investigate the author, claiming it’s a matter of “national security.”

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