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Trump: 'Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don jr attended'

Trump: 'Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don jr attended'

President Trump on Monday defended his son's decision to take a meeting last year with a Russian lawyer.

"Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don jr attended in order to get info on an opponent. That's politics!" Trump tweeted Monday.

The president has similarly defended his son over the past week. On Sunday, Trump tweeted: "HillaryClinton can illegally get the questions to the Debate & delete 33,000 emails but my son Don is being scorned by the Fake News Media?"

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Last week, Trump Jr. released a chain of emails detailing his conversations on setting up the meeting with a Russian lawyer whom he was told has compromising information about Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe curious case of the COVID-19 origin Harris headlining Asian American Democratic PAC's summit Congress won't end the wars, so states must MORE.

The White House continues to deny the Trump campaign coordinated with Moscow during the presidential election.

Trump Jr. has said the meeting "went nowhere," but many lawmakers have raised questions about the interaction.

President Trump on Saturday announced the appointment of Ty Cobb, a veteran Washington lawyer with experience as a federal prosecutor and defense attorney, as special counsel at the White House.

Cobb was speculated to be taking over the White House's response to the investigation into possible contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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Trump's comments Monday come as the White House is launching a three-week "Made in America" messaging campaign to refocus Trump's public agenda.

The push will highlight American-made products, American jobs and the "American dream," according to a White House official.

Trump's tweet also comes after the Senate has delayed consideration on its healthcare legislation while Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainWill the real Lee Hamiltons and Olympia Snowes please stand up? Republicans have dumped Reagan for Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Cheney poised to be ousted; Biden to host big meeting MORE (R-Ariz.) recovers from surgery.