In his latest podcast appearance, Donald Trump Jr. has admitted what many probably suspected. He felt like he was “faking it” as a corporate executive before he discovered politics.
Jr. appeared on the latest episode of Black Rifle Coffee Podcast. The right-leaning show found him talking about hunting, coffee, and the recent FBI search of his father’s mansion in Mar-a-Lago. One segment had him, in his flannel shirt and trucker’s cap, waxing lyrical about how politics had changed his life.
“What was interesting for politics, being where I’m from, it was actually really cathartic. Because I can now go and do those things that I’m into,” he said.
“Before, I was sort of putting on a suit and showing up at a boardroom in New York City … you know, I may have spent a weekend at my cabin. I didn’t spend a weekend in New York in the prior decade. Meaning I’d go to my cabin, I’d be fly fishing, I’d be shooting, I’d be hunting. It felt like every day I was putting on a suit, I was faking it.
“Politics, as vicious, as brutal as it was, as much as they tried and continue to try to destroy me and my family… I was like ‘Oh’, it was actually like I found a freedom at 38, like, started almost anew, which, not something a lot of people have that opportunity to do.”
Junior says he was reborn at 38 when he got into politics, since he was really just “faking it” before trying to be a high powered corporate executive. pic.twitter.com/n2MLQsKsvd
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) September 5, 2022
Donald Trump Jr.’s “politics” career
Don Jr’s political “career” and how it allows him to do “the things” he wants to do, is unclear. He has never sought political office nor been elected. He served as an adviser to his father both on the campaign trail and during his time at the White House. At the same time, he was still “faking it” as executive Vice President of the Trump Organization.
It sounds like Jr. would actually be a lot happier if he stepped away from politics and the limelight altogether and lived in his cabin in the woods, right?
Jr’s latest claims earned ridicule online. Most wanted to know when exactly he got into so-called politics.
How exactly is he “in politics” ?
— Mr. Corona (beer) (@MrCorona5) September 5, 2022
I hate to tell you this Junior, but you didn’t “get into politics,” any more than Ivanka, Jared and Eric did. Your dad got elected and suddenly you decided that you wanted in on the grift.
— Kate Nielsen (@KateintheCov) September 5, 2022
So basically, he got this new opportunity, which he never expected, to leave behind the life his father had provided him, for the new life his father provided for him. Got it.
— Orange (@wdyabm) September 6, 2022
I went to my cabin from my Manhattan apartment on the weekends is so #bluecollarvibe right?
— Laura Tyson (@RealLauraTyson) September 5, 2022
When did he get into politics? I hate to tell him but he’s faking that too…
— J in VT 💙🐈 🌊 (@VTKittymom) September 5, 2022
Junior: “For 15 years I was faking it, putting on a suit and collecting a paycheck as an unqualified nepotist. At 38 I discovered politics, divorced my wife, took a girlfriend and entered the fray. Not as a candidate, but as a grifter, because I have no other skills.”
— Vote Blue: Competency Over Chaos (@Jan20thIsComing) September 5, 2022
So at 38, Junior realized he didn’t really want a job anymore and that his true calling in life is posting high-energy babblerants and calling it a political career.
— Max Quinn (@MaxmillianQuinn) September 5, 2022
Translation: He found a new grift that doesn’t require as much work as actually working.
— Wile E SongDog 🌻 (@WileESongdog) September 6, 2022