Trump praises Kushner: 'Next up, 11 year old Barron Trump'

Trump praises Kushner: 'Next up, 11 year old Barron Trump'

President Trump on Tuesday praised Jared Kushner after the senior White House aide and son-in-law denied any collusion with Russia.

Trump in an early-morning tweet also decried the Russia investigations and referenced his 11-year-old son, Barron Trump.

"Jared Kushner did very well yesterday in proving he did not collude with the Russians. Witch Hunt," President Trump tweeted.

"Next up, 11 year old Barron Trump!"

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Kushner on Monday had an interview behind closed doors with a Senate committee investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race and possible collusion with members of the Trump campaign.

Kushner said after that meeting that all of his actions in the 2016 campaign were proper and he did not collude with Russia.

“The record and documents I have voluntarily provided will show that all of my actions were proper and occurred in the normal course of events in a very unique campaign,” Kushner said outside the White House.

“Let me be very clear: I did not collude with Russia nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so."

Trump has in the past criticized the Russia investigation, calling it a "witch hunt" and an excuse by Democrats for losing the presidential race. Trump and his top aides have also repeatedly denied collusion.