US President Donald Trump defended his son Donald Jr (File Photo)
US President Donald Trump defended his son Donald Jr on Thursday after he was criticised for accepted a meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer during the US election campaign last year.
"As far as my son is concerned, my son is a wonderful young man. He took a meeting with a Russian lawyer. Not a government lawyer, but a Russian lawyer. It was a short meeting," he said.
"From a practical standpoint, most people would have taken that meeting," Trump added.
The purported purpose behind taking the meeting was to gather damaging information on Hillary Clinton, Trump's Democratic opponent.(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)