President Trump may not be the only one in his family to serve in public office as Donald Trump Jr. recently left the door open when asked about a prospective run.
Trump Jr, the president’s eldest son, told Bloomberg News he is dedicated to helping his father get “the country back on track.”
“If I can be helpful and I can be a powerful voice for that that’s my primary focus,” he told Kevin Cirilli on Bloomberg Radio’s “Sound On.”
“As for the future, I never want to rule it out,” Trump Jr. continued. “I definitely enjoy the fight. I definitely like being out there and I love being able to see the impact and the difference that it makes on these people’s lives that I get to see all over the country.”
Trump Jr. said that after learning that there would be no more indictments in the special counsel’s investigation and that Mueller had concluded there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, “Obviously, we were happy and there’s some relief there.”
“So I knew we didn’t do anything wrong,” he said. “But just because something is nonsense doesn’t mean you don’t still have to deal with nonsense and you don’t have to deal with half of the country and leading congressional candidates and people for president saying you’re being treasonous and all of this nonsense.”
Some observers openly speculated that Trump Jr., an executive vice president at the Trump Organization and a rising star in the Republican Party, faced legal jeopardy tied to a 2016 meeting he attended in Trump Tower where emails suggested he expected to be offered dirt on his father’s opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Trump Jr. said Wednesday he spent some 27 hours testifying before Congress, and that Mueller’s team would’ve jumped at the opportunity to indict him and his father if given the chance. “They would’ve reveled in it,” he said.
As for where Trump Jr. could land in public office, the Washington Examiner reports there were rumors he was going to contest New York Governor Andrew Cuomo:
Trump Jr. frequently campaigns on behalf of his father and other Republicans around the country. He has led the Trump Organization with his brother Eric since their father became president.
“My father decided to get into politics at 68. I’m 41, I’ve got plenty of time,” he said.
Trump Jr. reportedly said in 2017 he had interest in running for governor of New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo won a third term in 2018, but Trump Jr. did not challenge him.
As BizPac Review reports, Trump Jr. is traveling the country and is boosting support for his father as his 2020 re-election effort nears.
During a rally in Michigan on Thursday, Trump Jr. ripped Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Green New Deal proposal.
“Think about the fact that every mainstream, leading Democratic contender is taking the advice of a freshman congresswoman who three weeks ago didn’t know the three branches of government,” he said, via BizPac Review.
“I don’t know about you guys, but that’s pretty scary,” he added as the crowd reacted.
A chant of “AOC sucks” soon broke out which prompted a grin and mock rebuke from the president’s eldest son.
“You guys, you’re not very nice” he joked.
“And neither is what that policy would do to this country,” he added, apparently referring to Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” which faced an epic vote failure in the Senate earlier this week.