Donald Trump Jr has announced that he is considering running for governor of New York State. He says the political bug has bitten him but that he is not interested in becoming a House member or even a Senator while he was at the elite F6 Labs gun club in Hicksville, New York. There would be one major obstacle. Since his father was elected president, he and brother Eric have been running the family business. That could lead to conflict of interest accusations from the left.
A guest at Tuesday’s meeting told Page Six: ‘Donald Junior said he is interested in running for office, such as Governor of New York, but the position of Mayor of New York would be less interesting to him.’
He added: ‘Going back to doing deals is boring after 18 months. The politics bug bit me.’
Donald Jr apparently said he didn’t want to be one of 100 Senators, nor a member of Congress.
The eldest of Trump Sr’s five children, he said last month how he missed the ‘intensity’ of politics.
Discussing the campaign trail last month, he said: ‘I thought I’d be going back to my regular job. I thought I’d be really excited about it. But once you get a little bit of a taste of that action, it’s hard to leave.
‘You know, listen, deals are still exciting, but when you’re sort of the guy out there 24/7, every day fighting in this thing – it’s like a great fight, the intensity.
‘I don’t miss the politics, I promise. I want nothing to do with the politics, but I miss the intensity of that.’
Trump Jr seemed to walk back the possibility that he could run for office and a Trump source put out the following statement:
‘Don has no intentions of running for political office at this time… [He] is totally focused on running the Trump Organization with his brother.’