Well, here I am writing another Trump piece, but this one isn’t about Donald Sr., the nominee, it’s about Donald Jr., his son.
There’s no need to reiterate my displeasure with The Donald, I’ve written thousands of words about my disdain for him and specifically the concern that I have for the country with him at the helm of our ship of state. I still think that he is entirely unsuitable for the presidency. But that’s enough about him; his eldest son is the subject of this essay.
While listening to a talk show this morning, I happened to catch a short cut of Donald Jr.’s convention speech last night. It piqued my interest. It sounded like a typical fire and brimstone conservative speech and he delivered it flawlessly – meaning that it was totally unlike what I’ve come to expect from his dad.
And then I happened across an article by Erick Erickson on the Resurgent titled, “Donald Trump, Jr. for President.” After reading it, I had a new perspective on the junior Trump. I hadn’t really thought much about Trump’s family. I know we’re seeing and hearing a lot from them at the convention, but I didn’t really have any interest in The Donald’s family since he seems so self-centered and we’d expect them to sing his praises in their speeches.
But the Resurgent article sort of reinforced what I thought I’d heard in Donny’s (that’s what the family calls him) speech.
And so I found a video of his speech (16:32) and watched the whole thing.
I was impressed.
So much so, that I located an article in the New York Magazine that covered Trump’s three eldest children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. I decided that perhaps a little more digging would bring the children into focus – and yield some insight of their dad as a father. It was a four-page article and went into some detail about the upbringing of each of the three eldest kids.
While none of what I’d read or seen changed my mind on The Donald, I still think that he’s a self-absorbed, egotistical, bully with the attention span of a gnat. It did show the children to be about as “normal” as one could expect under the circumstances.
I came away from this mini-investigation of Donald Trump’s children – and Donald Jr. in particular – finding myself agreeing with Erick Erickson. Given the opportunity this November, I’d vote for Donald Jr. over Donald Sr. for president – and do so with some enthusiasm.