These are photos of Donald Trump Jr. with an array of exotic animals that I doubt he killed to put meat in his freezer.
Junior will be in Kalispell, Hamilton, and Billings on Friday, April 21, and Bozeman on Saturday, April 22, promoting Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate for the U.S. House. The locations for the events have not been released.
Putting Trump family politics aside, killing critters like leopards, elephants and Cape buffalo so you have trophies to hang in the rec. room bothers me no end.
Some call Junior a conservationist because he spends time hunting and fishing. My definition of a conservationist is a bit different. It’s someone who wants to save roadless areas from development, protect endangered species, preserve clean air and water, and maybe even add more wilderness to existing areas (which happens to be less than five percent of the total U.S. land base, and when you factor out Alaska, it’s just two percent in the lower 48).
My hunting experience was shooting at some very lucky ducks a couple of decades ago. But I have friends and family who hunt in Montana every Fall. They do fair chase and usually, but not always, get meat to put in their freezers. Sometimes they’ll share steaks or sausage with me.
They are not Donald Trump Jr.
I’m not sure what Gianforte’s thinking is on having Junior by his side. Is the Trump name still popular in Montana? Was it ever or was it just that Hillary Clinton’s popularity ranked somewhere between Benedict Arnold and the Kardashians?
Junior’s politics lean alt-right, even white supremacist, according to a Salon article. He’s a free marketeer, decrying the Dodd-Frank Act as “consumer protection for billionaires,” which, if this were really true, you’d think he’d support (as would Gianforte). He plays the common man by hunting, fishing and denouncing the “elites.” “I’m a 5th Avenue redneck,” he told the media. There was talk of him running for governor of New York in 2018.
Junior bills himself as a business-savvy outdoorsman, a conservative populist who would “drain the swamp,” just like his father didn’t. Does this sound like someone who’s running in our special election?
On second thought, Gianforte and Junior are a perfect fit.