Donald Trump Jr. was in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania on Monday to campaign for Republican House candidate Rick Saccone ahead of Tuesday’s special election, where he stopped by Sarris Candies and enjoyed a heaping bowl of ice cream while meeting with constituents.
Trump Jr. touched down in the district Monday as part of the Trump administration’s aggressive final push to keep the seat in GOP hands. Donald Trump and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway have also traveled to the district recently, as Republicans look to hold onto a deep-red district that may be slipping away.
Trump Jr. and Saccone were greeted by members of the media, and it didn’t take long for MSNBC’s Chris Hayes to catch the eye of Don Jr.
When asked he thought about Saccone, Trump gave what seemed like a clearly rehearsed speech about how the candidate will support his father’s initiatives and fight for America, boasting that the GOP tax reform had apparently allowed the sweets company to add new jobs.
As the line of questioning became more pointed however, Trump Jr. seemed to react by aggressively pounding down on his ice cream. “Ahead of the Trump Tower meeting, were you aware the Russians had information in those emails?” Hayes asked.
“I was not but that’s not what we’re here talking about,” he retorted. “We’re here talking jobs for Americans.”
Later, when asked whether or not he thought Stormy Daniels should be able to speak out, likely referring to her upcoming 60 Minutes interview, the eldest Trump sibling was not amused. “Thanks, you guys. That’s not what we’re talking about,” he said, in between heaping spoonfuls of ice cream.
Watching Don Jr absolutely *pound* a massive bowl of ice cream on national TV, is more entertaining than I would have guessed.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 12, 2018