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Donald Trump Jr. Floats a Run For Governor of New York: ‘The Politics Bug Bit Me’

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Is Donald Trump Jr. planning to run for governor of New York?

President Donald Trump’s eldest son reportedly floated the idea during a meeting of gun aficionados in Hicksville, New York. According to a scoop from the New York Post’s infamous Page 6, Trump told members of the F6 Labs gun club that going back to business as usual after the campaign has been “boring” and that “the politics bug bit me.”

Per the Post:

Campaigning alongside his father made him think about his future, with him saying, “Do I want to be behind the scenes and be a mouthpiece and fight back against crazy liberal media? Maybe.” Don Jr. joked that he missed the intensity of the presidential campaign: “Going back to doing deals is boring after 18 months. The politics bug bit me.”

The report also said that the younger Trump specifically ruled out other political posts in Congress and was not interested in challenging Bill de Blasio for mayor of New York City (though he has, in the past, also floated that idea as well). Other sources, told the Post, however, that Trump. Jr. actually had no plans to run for elective office at all.

If Trump does get into the race, he would likely face off against Democrat Andrew Cuomo, who is up for reelection in 2018. Cuomo is a ferocious Donald Trump critic and frequent target of 2020 presidential speculation.

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