Don Jr. Calls Charges Against Trump Org ‘A Disgrace,’ Says, ‘This Is Banana Republic Stuff’

Donald Trump Jr. expressed outrage Thursday night at the charges brought against the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, both of which pleaded not guilty. The Trump family business faces fraud and tax crimes as part of an alleged arrangement whereby Weisselberg received $1.7 million in off-the-books perks over a 15 year period.

Fox host Jesse Watters noted that the Manhattan District Attorney’s office didn’t bring criminal charges against Manhattan based companies and bankers who helped bring about the 2008 financial crisis. An attorney for the Trump Organization made a similar point earlier in the day at a press conference.

“Not one banker was charged [with] anything, all right?,” said Watters. “Now they’re trying to lock
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