Don Trump Jr. Is "Miserable," According To Report
Having your family in the White House might seem cool, but Donald Trump Jr. is apparently not exactly enjoying life as a member of the first family of the United States.
At least, that's just about the only conclusion one could draw from a new report by People, which cited sources close to the Trump family.
According to the report, one of the sources strongly implied that Trump Jr. can't wait for his father's tenure in office to be over.
The source was quoted as saying,
You can't bite the hand that feeds you, but he [Don Jr.] can't wait for these four years to be over.
Another source went even further while describing Trump Jr.'s life at work, reportedly telling People,
Don can't do any deals, because he'll be overly scrutinized. He just goes to work every day and is miserable.
If Trump Jr. isn't thrilled about being in the political spotlight these days, it's not exactly hard to guess why.
The 39-year-old Trump Organization executive has been at the center of a controversy that has continued to generate headlines over the last few weeks.
First, after months of denials from Trump administration officials regarding meetings between campaign members and Russian officials, he was reported to have met with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer.
Then, it was reported that the meeting took place because Trump Jr. had been offered "incriminating" information about former Trump opponent Hillary Clinton.
Not long after those revelations, Trump Jr. himself admitted he went to the meeting and released emails that show he was enticed by a proposition that stated the Russian government was trying to help his father win the presidency.
Since those reports came out, Trump Jr. has been the subject of scrutiny from media members, while members of Congress have said they'd like to question him.
All things considered, the idea of a family friend indicating that Trump Jr. would rather not be in the spotlight right now isn't exactly surprising.