Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, former FOX News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, debated the hosts of ABC's "The View" Thursday afternoon where he defended his father against impeachment charges, defended his decision to tweet the name of the Ukraine whistleblower, and blasted the ABC network for getting CBS to fire the person who leaked a hot mic video of a reporter saying they spiked the Jeffrey Epstein story three years ago.
"Let's not kid ourselves," he said. "ABC right now is chasing down a whistleblower about all of the Epstein stuff because those stories were killed. So if we're going to have the conversation about the outrage of whistleblowers you worked with CBS to out the whistleblower."
"I think the reality of the answer is the whistle-blower’s name was on a little website called the Drudge Report a couple of days ago. It was in RealClearPolitics. I literally quote tweeted an article that had the guy’s name in the title of the article," Trump Jr. said about his decision to tweet the whistleblower's name. "I wish the outrage would be equal. I mean, there was no outrage when, you know, my family got an exploding letter of, you know, with white powder substance in it."
"You're protecting a guy in the CIA and creating outrage, but when your family gets something -- and that's a big part of the book," he explained. "It's not a level playing field in terms of outrage. We live in an outrage culture."
The president's son was there to promote his new book, "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us."
Co-host Meghan McCain confronted Trump Jr. saying he and his father have "hurt a lot of people."
"A lot of people miss the soul of this country. You and your father have hurt a lot of people and put a lot of people through a lot of pain, including the Khan family who was a Gold Star family who I think should be respected because of the loss of your son," McCain said. "Does all this make you feel good?"
"I don't think any of that makes me feel good, but I think we got into this because we wanted to do what's right for America. My father has been working tirelessly to bring back the American dream to those who have watched politicians with no business experience send that American dream abroad to countries that hate our guts," he said. He has brought jobs back. He has created unprecedented levels of unemployment numbers for African-Americans for Hispanic Americans."
He also said that he understands his father has "offended a lot of people," "but I also understand he took on the establishment and that’s the premier sin in American politics these days, to do that."
He also told the hosts that it "doesn't matter" which Democrat wins the nomination to face off against his father in next year's general election.
"It doesn't matter that much to me ... I do spend a lot of time in middle America, I spend a lot of time there and honestly, people are happy," he said.
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