“It’s vindictive; they are trying to tar and feather someone after the fact. And it’s only making Trump more powerful because people are starting to see how ridiculous it is,” he said, reported the Washington Examiner on Thursday.
The former president has not issued a public comment about the matter as he is banned from most social media platforms and has instead used his attorneys.
The impeachment trial is expected to last until the end of the weekend. Some GOP senators have predicted that it will be finished by Sunday. What’s more, it’s unlikely that the trial will net a conviction as the Senate requires 67 votes to convict a president.
House Democrats, however, have been able to generate media attention by showing newly released, edited video footage of the Capitol riots. They impeached Trump last month for allegedly inciting violence at the Capitol during the Joint Session of Congress to certify the election on Jan. 6.
Trump Jr. suggested that as Democrats continue to criticize and make accusations against Trump, they could face blowback for not sticking to an agenda to help Americans.
“We’re in the midst of a pandemic, and hundreds of thousands of people are dying, and the Senate has nothing better to do than to spend a week trying to critique the First Amendment,” said the younger Trump to the Examiner.
He added, “If political speech, certainly one like my father gave, is used as the metric by which to judge if someone is creating an insurrection, I mean, you literally would not have a congressman, congresswoman, senator, governor, state representative, or a [expletive] dog catcher left in America that wouldn’t be in the Gulag. It’s ridiculous.”
On Thursday, Democrats continued to try and make their case against Trump on the Senate floor.
“The world is watching and wondering whether we are who we say we are,” Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) said. “Because other countries have known chaos, our Constitution has helped keep order in America. This is why we have a constitution. We must stand up for the rule of law because the rule of law doesn’t just stand up by itself.”
Separately, an adviser to the former president, Jason Miller, wrote that Trump’s lawyers “will finish up” their arguments on Friday.