So far, Donald Trump has been uncharacteristically restrained in his comments about his son’s dealings with the Russians. One would have expected him to be very vocal about the attacks on his namesake. There are a number of possible reasons why Trump is holstering his Twitter handle on this one.
- He knows it is bad and is hoping it blows over
- He does not want to say anything that may later be proven to be a lie by his son
- He is keeping his powder dry in case his son really gets into trouble
- He is selling his son down the river to deflect attention from himself
It is hard to imagine that the last reason is valid considering the tight family circle that is Trump Inc. After all, Jared Kushner, Trump’s son in law, was also involved, and if it turns out illegalities were performed, the two of them might go down together.
No, it is probably a combination of the first three reasons, with the emphasis on the first one. Trump is smart enough to know that the issue has absolutely no chance of blowing over if he goes to the mat on it.
It likely won’t blow over though, so look for papa bear to come out swinging on behalf of his cubs when things heat up.