The President might want to pull his son aside so that they can get their stories straight.
While both father and son have been very vocal about Comey's testimony last Thursday, Trump Jr. may have inadvertently confirmed one key aspect of Comey's statement.
The former FBI director alleged that on February 14, Trump pressured him to drop the investigation into ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go." Trump has denied the allegation.
But during a Fox News interview with Judge Jeanine Pirro on Sunday, Trump Jr. told the host, "When he tells you to do something, guess what? There's no ambiguity in it, there's no, 'Hey, I'm hoping.' You and I are friends: 'Hey, I hope this happens, but you've got to do your job.' That's what he told Comey."
And while Trump Jr. was attempting to clarify the point that his father wouldn't have halfheartedly suggested that Comey do anything, he ended up basically confirming Comey's version of what happened.
Viewers latched on pretty quickly:
Loose lips sink ships. ❤️ (and hopefully administrations)— Shanna Yarbrough (@ShesCraftyPDX) June 11, 2017
Trump Jr. might be in trouble with his father:
But Jr. seemed none-the-wiser, as he proudly tweeted after his interview:
But Twitter wouldn't let him down that easy:
Good job contradicting your dad on what he told Comey to do about Flynn, you dink. Please do more interviews.— Vic Berger IV (@VicBergerIV) June 11, 2017
To watch the full interview, see below: