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With glare on Trump's children, political gets personal for president

Criticism faced by Trump Jr has been turned president defensive, protective and relieved

Mark Landler & Maggie Haberman | NYT 

In private, President Trump sometimes addresses his adult children as “baby,” a term of endearment tinged with a New Yorker’s wisecracking edge. And now that Trump’s babies have been swept into the vortex of his storm-tossed presidency, he is taking it personally. The fierce criticism of a meeting between Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, and a Kremlin-linked lawyer in June 2016 has left the president by turns angry, defensive and protective but ultimately relieved that for now, the worst appears to be over, people who spoke to him said ...

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 10:14 IST