Is Donald Trump Jr. More Like Godfather’s Fredo Corleone Or Arrested Development’s Bluthes?

By Shawn Rice

Before arranging a meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer, Donald Trump Jr. was informed in an email that the material concerning compromising information about Hillary Clinton was part of a Russian government effort to aid his father’s candidacy, according to The New York Times. Trump Jr. issued a statement and released the email chain. The New York Times has also published a report quoting the email chain.

“This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump,” Goldstone wrote in the email to Trump Jr.

“If it’s what you say I love it,” Trump Jr. replied, according to the email he released.

Here’s my statement and the full email chain

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 11, 2017

Here is page 4 (which did not post due to space constraints).

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 11, 2017

The Russian attorney, Natalia Veselnitskaya, denied in an interview with NBC News having ever acted on behalf of the Russian government.

The emails offered the most concrete evidence yet that President Donald Trump’s campaign associates and family members were willing to receive support from the Russian government during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to CNN.

Ever since the campaign, a popular, behind-his-back nickname for Trump Jr. among some in his father’s political inner circle has been “Fredo,” referring to Fredo Corleone, the insecure and weak failure of a son in The Godfather series who ends up causing major damage to the crime family and contributing little of value. This has been relayed to The Daily Beast in several stories by Team Trump veterans over the past several weeks.
Now people are having fun about Trump Jr.’s release of this information because it could be hurtful to him and the president. Here are some reactions from social media about Trump Jr.’s possible connection to Fredo.

Junior’s campaign nickname was “Fredo” …
feels appropriate

— Talia (@2020fight) July 11, 2017

I always knew it was you, Fredo

— Lis Smith (@Lis_Smith) July 11, 2017

TFW you’re suddenly the most talked-about Corleone and they’re comparing you to Don Jr.

— Fredo Corleone (@real_fredo) July 11, 2017

After today’s debacle, I can’t help but see Donald Jr. is Fredo. Ivanka is probably the Michael Corleone of the Trump family.

— David Atchison (@DavidNAtchison) July 11, 2017

Trick question.

They’re ALL Fredo. Every last one of them.

— DrewMcWeeny (@DrewMcWeeny) July 11, 2017

Stop comparing various Trumps to Fredo. Fredo was significantly more successful as a casino operator.

— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) July 11, 2017

Here are some reactions from social media about Trump Jr.’s possible connection to Gob.

I know the consensus is Don Jr is Fredo, but I really feel the best analogy is GOB and the Bluths. After all:

— Sejal Singh Go to the full article.

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