Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN’s Parts Unknown, told an interviewer recently that the Trump administration would begin falling apart as soon as they began turning on one another. It seems that may already be happening.
Michael Flynn, Jr., the son of the fired and disgraced former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, tweeted about the incident his father was forced to resign over with a strange new twist to his arguments.
At first glance, the defense of his father may not seem all that odd. After all, insisting that his father did nothing wrong is something Flynn, Jr. began saying on Twitter since Flynn, Sr. was first accused. However, a few statements made in that tweet are new and they point the finger directly at the Trump campaign.
According to Flynn, Jr., his father never lied to anyone, including Mike Pence. His lie about talks with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak is the exact reason that Trump says he demanded Flynn step down. It was certainly clear that Flynn had been untruthful with the FBI about the conversations at that time, which is a federal crime. In fact, Flynn pleaded guilty to that crime.
If he didn’t lie to Pence, as Flynn, Jr. is saying, then Pence knew Flynn had those conversations and then went on television to tell the American people that the reports about them were untrue. If Trump knew also, then he and Pence both lied to the American public and allowed Flynn to continue in his position for weeks afterward.
It is not really surprising that the Flynn family’s loyalty to Trump is slipping, either. Not only is Flynn, Sr. in legal trouble, Flynn, Jr. may find himself in a similar position as his involvement with his father’s connections with Russia are investigated. Like his father, Junior was also fired from the his position with the Trump administration during the transition period.
According to Flynn, Jr., he sees himself and his father as victims of the Trump administration. It would seem that using that strategy may go hand-in-hand with the decision to flip on Trump, Pence, and the entire chaotic presidential team in the White House.
Twitter was critical of Flynn, Jr.’s statements and were quick to react. See some of their comments below:
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