Donald Trump Jr. would like to follow in his father’s footsteps and get into politics with his sights set on running for governor of New York, according to the New York Post.
The Post’s Page Six reported that Trump Jr. told a group of gun enthusiasts, “The politics bug bit me,” when speaking to members of the F6 Labs gun club in Hicksville, New York.
“Don Jr. 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,” a source told the Post.
Trump Jr. and his brother, Eric, currently run the Trump Organization, but the Post’s source said that he joked about missing life on the campaign trail: “Going back to doing deals is boring after 18 months. The politics bug bit me.”
According to the Post, Trump Jr. added, “Do I want to be behind the scenes and be a mouthpiece and fight back against crazy liberal media?”
Current New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a frequent critic of President Trump and his son, Chris, works for Trump’s arch-nemesis, CNN. Cuomo is up for re-election in 2018 and it wouldn’t be shocking to see the president’s son challenge him in the home state of the Trump family.
Trump Jr. impressed when he delivered a speech at last Summer’s Republican National Convention and clearly would have the financial support to emerge as a legitimate candidate.
However, the Post noted that a Trump source said, “Don [Jr.] has no intentions of running for political office at this time.”