Donald Trump Jr. waves at a campaign rally before President Donald Trump appears Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
If you have the last name Trump you should be prepared to take a couple of glancing shots from the media both traditional and on the worldwide interwebs. That Donald Trump Jr not only doesn’t mind mixing it up but likes to with the media is a good sign for his father’s reelection.
In an email interview with Fox News Media Angle, Trump Jr talks about the state of the media and how he and his family have taken the hits.
From Fox News…
Q: If you entered politics, how do you think the media would cover you, compared to your father?
Well, while I’m not running for office and have no plans to do so, I suppose I’m already in the political arena seeing as I’m on the campaign trail nonstop stumping for my father, as well as other Republicans across the country who support his agenda. So you can see in the media’s coverage of me that they’re pretty vicious, but the truth is it doesn’t bother me one bit. In fact, I kind of enjoy the fight. I think the mainstream media has so discredited themselves over the past few decades and especially over the past four years, that most people outside of the beltway don’t take their lies, smears and attacks very seriously at this point. It’s actually sad because the American people deserve and expect a free press who they can trust to tell the truth in an unbiased way, but with very few exceptions, that’s not what we have today.
You have to have very thick skin to be in politics. That outer layer needs to be almost bulletproof when you have the last name of Trump as this President loves to fire back at his critics and does not shy away from it at all.
Every member of the First Family in years past allowed others to do the heavy-lifting in terms of defense in the media. Donald Trump Jr is just following the charge of his Dad who seems to love the give and take of taking on those in the media that have for years gotten away with calling themselves journalists.
Being it has been a rough three years for both sides it seems like the family at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is enjoying the give and take more than the MSM is. The prospect of another 4 years must terrify the Chuck Toods’ and Wolf Blitzers’ of the world.
I can’t wait to see it happen.
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