Trump Jr. laments small number of White House aides president can trust

Trump Jr. laments small number of White House aides president can trust

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr. hits back after PETA releases Halloween costume mocking him PETA releases Halloween costume of Trump Jr. with bloody leopard trophy Flake condemns Trump Jr. Instagram post mocking Kavanaugh accuser MORE is expressing concern about the loyalty of his father's staff following the anonymous New York Times op-ed, saying the number of White House aides President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada MORE can trust is smaller than he would like it to be.

“I think there are people in there that he can trust, it's just — it's a much smaller group than I would like it to be,” Trump Jr. said in an interview aired Tuesday on ABC’s "Good Morning America."


“I think that’s a shame," he added.

His comments come as the White House continues attempts to undermine the credibility of the anonymous op-ed's author, identified by the Times as a "senior administration official." The author claims they are a part of a network of White House staffers seeking to stave off the president's "worst inclinations." 

Trump Jr. told ABC he believes the "pretty disgusting" piece was written by a "low-level person."

"This is very low-level person who will ... basically subvert the vote of the American people who elected my father to do this job,” Trump Jr. said. 

Though the president's eldest son is reportedly part of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, he said during the interview that he is "not worried about it."

"I’m not because I know what I did and I’m not worried about it,” Trump Jr. said.

He also denied reports that he told his father in advance about the controversial Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer. 

"[I] testified to that ad nauseam,” Trump Jr. said. “That doesn’t mean they won’t try to do something."  

He added the investigation has been "very rough" and "very difficult" for him. 

Finally, he issued a warning that Democrats could take back the House during the midterms if "MAGA people" don't "turn out," referring to the president's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan.