washington - US President Donald Trump has personally formulated the statement used his eldest son Donald Jr. as an excuse for his encounter with a Russian advocate. Therein he said that the talk was about a program for adoption of Russian children. That turned out not to be true later.
According to The Washington Post, Trump dictated the text of the statement on July 8 in his airforce Air Force One on the way back from the G20 summit in Hamburg. His advisors wanted a statement that matched the truth, but Trump conducted his own course, according to The Washington Post.
Trump Jr. came with his statement under pressure from another newspaper, The New York Times. Who came up with a message about the meeting with the Russian advocate and Trump wanted that news.