While the GOP is usually silent when it comes to Trump’s Russia scandal, one Republican lawmaker broke the ranks and gave the president a piece of advice he should not ignore: remove all his kids from the White House, not just Don Jr.
A Sensible Piece of Advice
In the wake of the fresh scandal around Trump Jr’s meeting with a Russian lawyer to obtain compromising information on Hillary Clinton last summer, Trump Sr. does not need other headaches.
After appointing his eldest daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband as senior advisers, he was accused of nepotism. What’s more, Ivanka served as his surrogate during the G-20 summit even though she lacks the necessary qualification. So, many people are concerned Trump may care more about his clan than the American people.
One GOP lawmaker addressed those concerns by asking Trump something that’s common-sense.
[…] it would be in the President’s best interest if he removed all of his children from the White House. Not only Donald Trump, but Ivanka and Jared Kushner,
Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) told CBS Thursday.
Flores Defends Trump Jr
It would be wise to take the lawmaker’s advice if the president wants to ease the scandals now dogging his administration. Such move would prove that Don Jr’s publication of an e-mail chain leading to the controversial meeting with the Russian operative had some repercussion in the eyes of America.
However, Flores defended Don Jr. for trying to defend his father by accepting to attend the meeting. Other Republicans share this line of thought, saying that the younger Trumps are new to politics, so they are not even aware when they break political rules or laws. And this is the price America must pay for electing a president that is new to politics himself.
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