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Trump Jr.'s 'Trolling' Skills in High Demand From GOP

donald trump jr., shown in a blue shirt and dress jacket, takes a selfie with trump supporters during a campaign rally
Donald Trump Jr. takes a selfie with Trump supporters during the Trump Rally at U.S. Bank Arena, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (Jason Whitman/Image of Sport via AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 13 August 2019 08:27 AM

President Donald Trump is focused on his 2020 campaign, so his oldest son, Donald Jr., is in high demand from Senate Republicans seeking the family's name to back their re-election efforts. 

"Everyone knows he is the president's son," Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told Politico about Trump Jr., who has planned a campaign event for him later this year. "All the Trump voters would be pretty fired up. I guess all the Never Trump people would be pretty mad, but that's kind of where we are."

Trump Jr. is increasingly being seen not only as a surrogate for his father, but also as a person whose sharp social media barbs and retweets often pierce more than the president's.

For example, he recently retweeted, and then deleted, a person questioning Sen. Kamala Harris' racial heritage. Also, he promoted Dinesh D'Souza's tweet asking if ex-special counsel Robert Mueller was replaced by a "mentally retarded look-alike" for his congressional testimony. 

He's often come under fire for such comments, but Matt Mackowiak, president of the Potomac Strategy Group said Trump Jr.'s style is like his father's but more modern, as he loves "trolling" online and knows how to make sharp arguments and "demonstrate a clever but cutting approach."

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Trump Jr. will be doing a fundraiser for him, and it's "all good."

"He brings a lot of energy," said Graham. "He’s out there fighting for his father and his agenda. I think he’d be very helpful to a lot of us."

Trump Jr. also is fundraising for his father. In July, he headlined an event with partner Kimberly Guilfoyle that brought in $2.5 million in two days. 

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