Donald Trump Jr. said Wednesday he'd "swear on a stack of Bibles" that a Vanity Fair report claiming he wants to stage an intervention to convince his father to stop acting unstably is not true.
"I had spoken to my father over the weekend," Trump Jr. told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" about President Donald Trump. "He was doing great. I hadn't spoken to anyone else in my family until basically that story broke, so we all got sort of a big laugh about it."
The Vanity Fair piece said Trump Jr. was upset by his father's decision to have Secret Service agents drive him around Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Quoting two Republicans briefed on family conversations, the magazine reported that Trump Jr. said he's tried lobbying his brother and sister, Eric and Ivanka, and Ivanka's husband, Jared Kushner, to convince the president that he needs to stop acting in an unstable manner.
The report also said Trump Jr. says he wants to stage an intervention, "but Jared and Ivanka keep telling Trump how great he's doing."
"It's Vanity Fair," Trump Jr. said Wednesday. "They do these hit pieces. They don't have to source anything. They don't check with my team to see if it's accurate. It's against Donald Trump. So there is exactly zero truth to that conversation having taken place at all. This is what they do try to pit the family against each over and try to do these kinds of things."
He added that even when he spoke with his father over the weekend, the president was "rushing to get me off the phone because he had calls to make and work he had to do for the American people."
Trump Jr. also called his father's quick bounceback from COVID-19 "sort of amazing."
"Some things never change," he said. "He has always been that way for his entire life. I have never even seen him sick. I don't think I have ever seen him have the flu or anything like that. I knew he was going to get through. More importantly, while he was getting through it he was still fighting for the American people which is pretty awesome to see."
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