U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, a Bryan Republican, called on President Donald Trump to eject his children from the White House in light of continuing revelations over their activities in the 2016 presidential campaign.
“I’m going out on a limb here, but I would say that I think it would be in the president’s best interest if he removed all of his children from the White House,” Flores told East Texas affiliate KBTX Thursday morning. “Not only Donald Trump, but Ivanka and Jared Kushner.”
Flores was referring to Donald Trump Jr., who posted on Twitter on Tuesday an email exchange from June 2016 in which he displayed an eagerness to collaborate with a Russian official to obtain damaging information on the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Trump Jr. does not formally work for the White House but Ivanka Trump and her husband, Kushner, are considered some of her father’s most influential advisers.
Kushner, Trump Jr. and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort ultimately met with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a woman identified as a “Russian government attorney” to discuss incriminating information about Clinton last year at Trump Tower in New York City.
“I do find issues with the meeting. It’s a meeting that should not have taken place,” Flores said of Trump Jr. “I think he thought he was looking out for his father’s best interest.”
I’m going out on a limb here, but I would say that I think it would be in the president’s best interest if he removed all of his children from the White House. Not only Donald Trump, but Ivanka and Jared Kushner.
U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan