Donald Trump Jr.'s speech at the Republican National Convention sparked calls for a political campaign of his own, the New York Post
"Maybe when the kids get out of school, I would consider it," Trump Jr., a father of five, said at a Wednesday breakfast sponsored by The Wall Street Journal.
Public opinion and focus group guru Frank Luntz surveyed 18 onlookers during the eldest Trump child's speech and found that 15 wanted to see him in public office.
"He was so good, they felt his father should take lessons from him. They felt he humanized his father," Luntz told the Post. "I've been doing this since 1992, I've never seen a kid do so well. Reagan's kids were not nearly as good."
"A star is born," said former Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, a Republican. "He rocked the house!"
Like his step-mother Melania, Trump Jr. faced accusations of plagiarism for his RNC speech. His language when critiquing public education comes very close to a section of an article in The American Conservative, however, Slate
reports that the author of the article, F.H. Buckley, also wrote Trump Jr.'s speech and simply reused the same analogy he'd come up with before.
Not everyone was so impressed by Trump Jr.'s speech.
Writing for The Washington Post
, conservative journalist Jennifer Rubin criticized the lack of information about Trump's economic plan, supposedly the focal point of his convention. Instead, Trump Jr. gave a speech highlighting his father's accomplishments, and praising his down-to-earth sensibilities.
"We're the only children of billionaires as comfortable in a D10 Caterpillar as we are in our own cars," Trump Jr. said.
"It's certainly been exciting," Trump Jr. said about his father's campaign. "Right now, obviously the focus is to help my father and do what I possibly can to make a difference, and just being a small cog in the wheel has been incredible."
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