Political families, more often than not, birth dynasties. Take the Roosevelts, the Kennedys, the Clintons, THE BUSHES - plus there's no way for us to overlook those Rockefellers. This time however, it's Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., who's attempting to follow in the footsteps of his father. Rumour has it that the eldest child of the President would like to run for mayor. Of where you may ask? Well, where other than New York City?
The New York Post's gossip column, Page Six, reports Tuesday that the President's son is considering a bid to replace Bill de Blasio as New York City mayor. Though he's attempting to fulfill his father's lifelong dream of getting his name on the mailbox at Gracie Mansion, the time may have passed for a Trump to steer New York City's city government. The Trump name is now one and the same with the Republican Party, and NYC isn't likely to elect a Republican, no matter which name follows the "R" on the ballot.
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Donald Trump Jr. would have to win the race to become mayor of New York City to cause problems for Bill de Blasio who is, inexplicably, out on the trail campaigning for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, despite his lack of acclaim in his own city. De Blasio's campaign, has been centered on attacking Donald Trump, and according to Politico, while that's doing very little to attract people to his cause, it is sparking the flames of a feud between de Blasio and the White House. “I’m a New Yorker. I’ve known Trump’s a bully for a long time. This is not news to me or anyone else here,” de Blasio states in his campaign video. “And I know how to take him on.”
Trump, after taking notice, took to Twitter to send out a clear message mocking the mayor: "The Dems are getting another beauty to join their group. Bill de Blasio of NYC, considered the worst mayor in the U.S., will supposedly be making an announcement for president today. He is a JOKE, but if you like high taxes & crime, he’s your man. NYC HATES HIM!” Donald, Jr.'s brother, Eric, got involved too, getting into a pretty heated exchange with de Blasio on Twitter last week over claims that de Blasio's "Green New Deal" was designed largely to punish successful corporations, fining companies like the Trump Organization millions to pay for a scheme of socialist environmental policies.
Though De Blasio claimed the green deal wasn't personal, his office tweeted out a list of NYC-based Trump properties and how much each would be charged to finance the mayor's new plan. This lead the exchange to get so heated, the President eventually got involved, retweeting his son's responses to de Blasio, including a tweet where Eric Trump accused de Blasio of letting New York City "go to sh*t."
Donald Trump's Son Eric Thinks Government Shutdown Is A "Good Thing"
Donald Trump's administration now has a government shutdown on their hands but, in the eyes his son Eric, the gridlock incident may actually be a positive thing for the political landscape the United States.
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Both parties are opting to use opposing hashtags on Twitter to up the ante even further, with the Dems trumpeting #TrumpShutdown in their public messages, while the GOP have been using #SchumerShutdown in their tweets, putting the blame for the sudden stop in activity on Rep. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Eric Trump believes that the "terrified" Democrats are getting a major wake up call with the shutdown.
"Honestly, I think it's a good thing for us, because people see through it," he told Jeanine Pirro on Fox News's Justice with Judge Jeanine Saturday night. "I mean, people have seen a year that's incredible. It's been filled with nothing but the best for our country, 'America First' policies, and they're happy with where we are as a nation ... It has the Democrats worried."
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He expanded on that point by saying the following: "The only reason they want to shutdown government is to distract and to stop his momentum. I mean, my father has had incredible momentum. He has gotten more done in one year than arguably any president in history." He continued, stating, "How do they divert from that message? How do they save their own party when they don't have any leadership, they don't have any good candidates out there, they don't have a message their own? How do they do that? They obstruct, they distract, they try and place blame."
Donald Trump Isn't Racist, "Sees One Color: Green," According To Son Eric
There have been a lot accusations floated out, both in the news media and online, that Donald Trump isn't exactly what you might call an equal opportunity kind guy. Whether it's his comments about Mexicans or his implied support for white supremacists after the incident in Charlottesville, VA last year, the President hasn't exactly done a great job at quelling any suppositions racism. More recently, he's been dealing with his controversial "s**thole" remark. However, despite all this evidence to the contrary, his son Eric Trump doesn't believe he's racist.
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In a recent interview on Fox and Friends, the Donald's son proved his non-racist point by following it up with: "he only sees one color: green." Not a great start, but he kept going. "That is all he cares about, he cares about the economy. He does not see race," continued 45's fspring. "He is least racist person I ever met in my entire life." There can only be one more question: if Donald Trump is the least racist person his son has ever met, how many people has Eric Trump met exactly?
Of course, Trump continues to trumpet the fact that unemployment numbers are down substantially, although they're still not as low as the numbers for, say, white people. The jury is still out on whether the President's administration is making positive moves on the race front, but Eric Trump is going to have a hard time explaining this TV clip to a few people.
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And now, for some lighter Donald Trump fare, check out some highlights from his classic Comedy Central roast.