Defends Son, Watches Golf, Attacks Clinton And Approval Ratings

The president took to Twitter Sunday to defend his son against the recent controversy over his meeting with a Russian lawyer seeking dirt on the Hillary Clinton campaign, to attack Clinton and to attack a Washington Post-ABC News approval poll. President Donald Trump tweeted from his private course, the Trump National Golf Club, where he has been watching the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament since returning from France on Friday.

“HillaryClinton can illegally get the questions to the Debate & delete 33,000 emails but my son Don is being scorned by the Fake News Media?” Trump tweeted Sunday morning.

HillaryClinton can illegally get the questions to the Debate & delete 33,000 emails but my son Don is being scorned by the Fake News Media?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2017

READ: How Much Time Has Trump Spent Golfing During His Presidency?

Trump is referring to emails that were deleted from Clinton’s private servers when she served as secretary of state. Clinton also received an early look at a question from a primary debate with her Democratic opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders. The debate question information surfaced after a series of Democratic emails were hacked and released on WikiLeaks. U.S. intelligence agencies have said that Russia was responsible for the hack which targeted the Democratic National Committee and its staffers.

Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., is currently embroiled in a scandal for accepting a meeting with a Russian lawyer under the pretense that the lawyer could provide detrimental information about the Clinton campaign as part of a concerted Russian government effort to help his father. The meeting took place in June 2016 during the presidential campaign, and Trump Jr. released the emails that set up the meeting this week, prompted by the reporting of the New York Times.

Trump also attacked the media, Sunday morning, a familiar refrain for the president.

“With all of its phony unnamed sources & highly slanted & even fraudulent reporting, #Fake News is DISTORTING DEMOCRACY in our country!” said Trump.

With all of its phony unnamed sources & highly slanted & even fraudulent reporting, #Fake News is DISTORTING DEMOCRACY in our country!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2017

Reporting from the New York Times and elsewhere caused Trump Jr. to amend his statement about the meeting several times and caused him to release the emails. Trump thanked former campaign…

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