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In 1983 I saw a compact disc player for the first time. I told my then-fiancee (now wife of 36 years) that “I have seen the future.” And, indeed I did.
As I am writing I am watching Mark Levin interview Donald Trump Jr., on Life, Liberty and Levin. Fox News has posted some clips from the show. Trump is flogging his new book Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us. And I am getting the same reaction to watching Donald Trump Jr. as I had at seeing the compact disc for the first time.
I have seen Trump before, of course. But children of politicians generally have small speaking parts or are sent out with the talking points in friendly confines. In those settings he has seemed like a competent messenger, but not as a potent independent actor himself.
Tonight was different. Tonight you heard a passionate man speak of his own experience. He acknowledged how being his father’s son has advantaged him. But he ably contrasted his situation from Hunter Biden. Trump has been working in the private sector for decades achieving success with private capital; Biden achieved his gains based on taxpayer furnished power and capital for his father as a Senator and Vice President.
Tonight you heard Trump’s side as the #2 target in the Mueller witch hunt. You heard Trump’s disgust with leftist tactics. You heard Trump speak of his mother’s (Ivana’s) experience as someone who lived through Naziism and Communism. You heard him speak of his maternal Grandparents who still live in the Czech Republic, who only get US news through CNN, and who are terrified for their grandchildren and great-grandchildren in America due to the ascendancy of socialism in the USA.
I don’t know what is going to happen to President Trump in the House, the Senate, or the voting booth in November 2020. I do know that President Trump will not be in the White House in February 2025. But Donald Trump Jr. may not leave the political field when his father is either taken down or obtains emeritus status. And listening to him tonight, I hope he doesn’t.Published in