Donald Trump Jr. is “miserable” and can’t wait for his dad’s first term to end, according to a new report in People magazine.
A friend of Trump Jr. and Eric Trump told People the brothers despise their role as first sons and “never wanted this.”
“Eric and Don, they never wanted this,” the friend said.
“Don can’t do any deals, because he’ll be overly scrutinized. He just goes to work every day and is miserable,” a source in their circle added.
Trump Jr. has come under intense scrutiny after news surfaced earlier this month that he took a meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and a Russian-American lobbyist at Trump Tower in June 2016.
Trump Jr. released a chain of emails last week detailing his conversations about setting up the meeting with the Russian lawyer who promised compromising information on Hillary Clinton.
President Trump has publicly stood by his son, saying most politicians would have taken similar meetings.
“Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don jr attended in order to get info on an opponent. That’s politics!” Trump tweeted Monday.
A close family friend of the brothers told People the loyalty within their family is “insane.”
“They would never speak against their dad,” the family friend said.
The source added: “You can’t bite the hand that feeds you, but he [Don Jr.] can’t wait for these four years to be over.”