Donald Trump Jr. defended his decision to tweet a Breitbart article that contained the alleged name of the Ukraine whistleblower during his Thursday appearance on "The View." He then said NBC and ABC are going after their own "whistleblower" who released tapes showing ABC News killed their story about convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
"I think the reality of the answer is the whistleblower’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 said.
"ABC is right now 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 about whistleblowers. You work with CBS to oust the whistleblower to come up with a story. That's kind of shady" he continued.
"The View" hosts told Trump to stay on topic about the Ukraine whistleblower.
"It’s hypocrisy. And again, A big part of why I wrote the book is because there’s so much hypocrisy out there. The mainstream is left -leading and I don’t think anybody doubted that for a long time, but they'ave gotten rid of the pretense of objectivity, at this point. There is no, 'You know, we’re just going to be the marketing wing of the other side.'"
It was revealed on Thursday, CBS had fired the person ABC believes to be the person who leaked the video of anchor Amy Robach voicing her frustration that ABC "quashed" a story about Epstein three years ago that would have implicated former President Bill Clinton and the British Royal family.