Donald Trump’s eldest son confessed that he had a meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer, in June 2016 who assured some confidential information about Clinton to be revealed which later favored Trump’s side in the Presidential elections. The news came as a shock to the whole world because White House under then Presidency of Trump has frequently denied any associations with Russian diplomats or seeking any aid from the Russian entities for the elections.
This news was first reported by New York times and caused a turbulent situation as a sense of suspicion and mistrust is felt in the diplomatic circles in Washington. This is not the first time that common grounds between Trump and Russia has been found, earlier this year, there was also a controversy which involved Trump’s younger son and son-in-law having close strategic bonds with Russian ambassador.
The first statement that came from Donald Trump Jr. in the light of this issue was misleading as it stated that the meeting between his elder son and the Russian lawyer had the agenda of discussing Russian adoptions and not the campaign. However, repeatedly different statements contradictory in nature have led to the suspicion that there was something definitely wrong and “very” confidential that the agenda of that meeting was never explicitly explained or shared with the media sources.
As soon as the chaos spread regarding Donald Trump jr.’s statement, a tweet was posted trying to surmise the storm of controversy by twisting the meeting into just a normal information-exchange conversation.
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted, “Obviously I’m the first person on a campaign to ever take a meeting to hear info about an opponent… went nowhere but had to listen.”
Trumps are definitely intentionally or unintentionally trying to goof up the political situation. The Presidential elections have ended long back and now Trump has some major problems to solve like the Gulf crisis, Climate change policies, terrorism problems, and many other significant issues. Even in the G20 Summit, Putin blatantly stated that Trump was over-anxious to know about the involvement of Russia in Presidential elections and the context of the meeting that took place between Obama and Trump in 2016.
Trump needs to get his act together and draft out policies that portray his political awareness and maturity rather than show how amazing of a businessman, celebrity or negotiator he is who can break any deal with anyone because his inflexibility in decision making and lack of understanding about certain topics have resulted in highly criticized initiatives taken by the Trump administration till now.