Donald Trump Jr. slammed the media over its handling of the Russia investigation on Sunday during an interview with Fox News’ Howard Kurtz on "Media Buzz," saying that "it became a business model for most media to attack Donald Trump and to buy into this narrative."
Trump Jr.'s interview came after Attorney General William Barr sent a letter to Congress over a week ago that revealed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation did not find that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia and that there was not enough evidence to pursue charging the president with obstruction of justice.
Speaking on whether he thought Mueller's investigation wanted to find President Donald Trump guilty of crimes, Trump Jr. said: "I think so because they didn't find anything, but the reality is there was nothing there to find. Now I don't believe for one second that there's not one person on that team whose dream it would not have been to take down Donald Trump — I stand by that 100 percent."
Trump Jr. wasted no time going after the media over its non-stop negative coverage of the investigation in which they often ignored the ties the investigation had to people on the political Left and what triggered the investigation to begin with.
"I think there were some people that tried to actually be fair — when they were actually fair you'd see the other side just try to just obliterate them, right, even their own following. So you know, I think there were a couple of people that did good reporting, and I don't mean you know conservative reporters," Trump Jr. said. "I mean actually people on the other side that were at least unbiased or try to look at it objectively… They lost their following, they get ratioed to heck, you know, it became a business model for most media to attack Donald Trump and to buy into this narrative. And if you didn't you upset a lot of people, you risked your career, and you risked other things."
"And so, the people who just bought into this hook, line, and sinker, who were selling it every day... They lied to the American public for two years," Trump Jr. added. "They did a terrible disservice to this country, to journalism as a profession. I think they've done irreparable damage to the faith that the average American is going to have in terms of mainstream journalism. I think it's a blight on our republic on democracy and on our Constitution — that's not going to come undone very quickly."
A new CBS poll released last week found that the majority of Americans believe that the Russia investigation was politically motivated and the majority of Americans believe that Democrats should stop their Congressional investigations into the president.