HELENA, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump's eldest son is calling Sen. Jon Tester "a piece of garbage" for the Montana Democrat's role in sinking the nomination of the president's first choice to head the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Donald Trump Jr. made his comments Friday in Helena during an eight-stop, two-day campaign trip campaigning for Tester's challenger, Republican State Auditor Matt Rosendale.
In April, Tester released allegations against VA nominee Ronny Jackson accusing him of drunken behavior, overprescribing prescription drugs and fostering a hostile work environment. Jackson denied the allegations, which are under investigation.
On Friday, the younger Trump said, "Where's the accountability to Jon Tester who did that? Because that makes you a piece of garbage in my mind."
Tester spokesman Chris Meagher said if Trump wants to talk about being out of touch with Montana, he should start with Rosendale and his "garbage record" as state auditor and a legislator.