President Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is sticking up for his dad by retweeting conspiracy theories pertaining to the Clinton administration.
On Thursday, Trump Jr. retweeted — then later deleted — a tweet from user @StockMonsterUSA about Clinton firing his FBI director, and attempting to tie it to the suicide of Clinton advisor Vince Foster. Both The Hill and CNN documented the retweet prior to its deletion.
The right-wing conspiracy theory surrounding the death of Foster in 1993 was a frequent focus for Trump while campaigning for president in attempts to cast doubt on the integrity of his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Foster reportedly was found dead in Fort Marcy Park with the cause of death as suicide by gunshot. Despite the findings, then-candidate Donald Trump rejected the findings in an interview with the Washington Post while on the campaign trail.
— ????STOCK MONSTER???? (@StockMonsterUSA) May 11, 2017
According to the Hill, Trump made comments on the allegations of the Clinton’s involvement previously during his 2016 campaign, describing the death of Foster as “very fishy.”
There has been a wave of controversy surrounding the Trump administration after the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Comey was conducting an investigation into the links between the Trump campaign and Russia at the time of his firing. It has been widely speculated that the Russian probe angered Trump enough to abruptly fire Comey this week.