Trump Jr: 'Zero Contact' With Dad

President's son hints that politics still calls to him in first speech since inauguration
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2017 12:31 PM CDT
Malaysian tycoon Tony Tiah, his son, developer Joo Kim Tiah, Donald Trump Jr., his wife Vanessa Trump, Eric Trump and his wife Lara Trump joke before cutting the ribbon at the opening of the Trump International...   (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
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(Newser) – "I'm watching more take place in two months than I saw in two terms before," is how Donald Trump Jr. sums up his father's job performance in the Oval Office, but he's doing his observing from the sidelines, having taken the reins of the Trump Organization after the American people gave dad a promotion. "I basically have zero contact with him at this point," Trump Jr. told a Texas fundraiser on Saturday. Trump Jr.'s speech at the Reagan Day dinner in Dallas was his foray back into politics since Inauguration Day, reports NBC News. As for any future forays, he had this to say: "I thought I was out of politics after Election Day and [would] get back to my regular life and my family. But I couldn't. Deals are still exciting. But when you're the sort of guy out there every day, 24-7 fighting in this thing—it's like a great fight." (Read more Donald Trump Jr. stories.)

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