The View’s Abby Huntsman Grills Donald Trump Jr. on Releasing Name of Alleged Whistleblower

The View’s Abby Huntsman Grills Donald Trump Jr. on Releasing Name of Alleged Whistleblower

The View‘s Abby Huntsman confronted Donald Trump Jr. about his father’s apparent hypocrisy toward the Ukraine whistleblower. Trump Jr. appeared with his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle and struggled to respond when she grilled him about President Donald Trumps’ support for Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

Trump Jr. was pushing for the release of the Ukraine whistleblower’s name – something his father and his father’s defenders have been arguing for. When Huntsman called out the hypocrisy of supporting Assange and WikiLeaks, Trump Jr. deferred to Guilfoyle.

Trump Jr. also defended his attempts to out the whistleblower and potential put them in danger by saying he was a ‘private citizen’. That did not go down well and Huntsman quickly confronted him on it, reminding him he was the President’s son.

Huntsman said that releasing the whistleblower’s name was an act of intimidation that would occur in a dictatorship. Trump Jr. struggled to defend his position. He later complained that people want him to lose his First Amendment rights.

This time, Whoop Goldberg weighed in to remind him that he is the President’s son – not just an average citizen. Guilfoyle proved useful to Trump Jr. as she helped redirect the conversation when he started to look like he was in trouble.

You can watch parts of the interview above, via Twitter.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.