(USA Features) Donald Trump Jr. put to rest on Monday reports that his former president father, Donald Trump, was interested in running for the Senate or make a bid to become the House Speaker.
“I don’t think that’s a real plan,” Trump Jr. told Newsmax’s John Bachman. “I’ve seen a lot of those theories coming around there. I think you know they’re great, and I love that. There’s that enthusiasm and again. I think that enthusiasm will continue to build.”
Still, beyond a “hey, this could be a way to do it” consideration, Trump Jr. said he knows his father would be up to the challenge, “unless there’s a couple of other people in the conservative movement that really step up who can really do what Donald Trump can do … you know, I’d like to see him do it myself.”
As for the GOP in general, the party needs a “deeper bench” of candidates and elected leaders who embrace his father’s American First movement, Donald Jr. added.
“We’ve got to work on that,” he said. “We’ve got to get rid of the RINOs. We’ve got to get rid of the establishment clowns that are never going to actually fight.
“They’ll tell you what you want to hear. But never actually do anything about it. We need to put real fighters in positions of power, and that’s how we’re going to make this change permanent and not temporary,” Donald Jr. noted.
The former president’s oldest son also said he has no problem remaining active in politics, even though the Trump family was never overtly political before his dad won the presidency.
“I’m happy to do it because I’ve got five young kids and I want them to grow up in a country that I recognize,” said Don Jr..
“I want them to grow up in America, not, you know, some sort of socialist, Marxist, fake utopia that becomes a disaster like it has everywhere else that it’s been tried,” he added.
Though getting into politics was a “shock to the system,” Trump Jr. said it is worth fighting for his father.
“Honestly, America and our freedoms are worth fighting for, so I’m going to stay in the game,” he said.
“I can do (it) if I do it well if I if I’m able to have a good soapbox to get this stuff out there to at least counter a small portion of the very uphill, you know, fight that we are in, I’ve got to do it. I don’t have a choice,” he added.