Donald Trump Jr. arrives for a meeting with journalists in Kolkata, India, Feb. 21, 2018.
Donald Trump Jr, India visit this week, pushed back against the “nonsense” accusations that he benefited from his father’s presidency, namely, the family gets no credit “the right thing to do” and promised no new foreign transactions.
Trump Jr told the Indian TV station CNBC-TV18 on Tuesday, the accusation of “greed for profit of the presidency” were “nonsense” and that the critics forget, “the opportunity cost of the deal, we were not able to do that.”
“It’s kind of a shame. Since we have no credit do to all these unreasonable demands on ourselves and, basically, actually, … to do the right thing,” he added.
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President Donald Trump promised, no new foreign businesses while he occupied the White house. Trump Jr is sealed to promote business in India statements, before his father took office.
But U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, criticized the trip, urged the US to treat foreign Ministry and the Embassy Trump Jr, like any other American citizens, and avoid “any perception of special treatment or conflict of interest.”
The senator asked Ambassador Kenneth Juster, whether the son of the President was informed that during the visit, or, if the support staff. He also asked whether all the steps have been taken, “clearly, the Indian government and the citizens of the country that Mr Trump (Jr) in no way speaks on behalf of the government of the United States.”
Trump Jr be able to share the stage with India’s Prime Minister Narendra modi at a New Delhi business summit and deliver a speech on Indo-Pacific relations. Some U.S. Embassy employees present at the event, but the Ambassador will participate or meet Trump Jr
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The State Department is aware of the trip, but notes that Trump visited, Jr., as a private citizen. “We are certainly aware of the fact that Mr Trump in the region, that he Nauert it as a private citizen, as an official of the US government in any capacity,” State Department spokeswoman Heather, said on Wednesday during her daily press conference.
21. February 2018: Donald Trump Jr stands in front of Trump Towers after his inauguration at Pune, India.
Nauert added that the U.S. Embassy in India in contact with Secret Service personnel, the protection of the Trump Jr
“Every time we have an official, or someone to go over there, the Secret Service protection, there is a certain amount of coordination and conversation. But, on the whole, the US Embassy said they do not have any kind of role, to visit the,”.
“He is there as a private man, and I have no remark that, with regard to his journey.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.