Now that he can sense that his father is likely at the end of his political career, Donald Trump Jr. is reportedly ready to make his move toward the White House by first becoming executive vice president of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
According to Business Insider, Don Jr. is ready to challenge the current head of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre for the top spot of the gun group:
However, another Republican source said he doubted the Junior would actually move forward to run the NRA:
Don Jr. also denied he has any aspirations to be head of the NRA in a tweet:
Of course, when you consider that Don Jr. lies almost as much as his father (remember when he said he’d never met with any Russians during the 2016 presidential race to obtain “dirt” on Hillary Clinton and then told Sean Hannity he had?), anything he says cannot be taken as factual.
Making a play to be head of the NRA makes perfect sense for Don Jr. It would give him a perfect platform from which he could attack everything President-Elect Biden does and also allow him to raise millions for an exploratory committee as he eyes running for president in 2024.
But there is one problem with Junior’s getting too deeply involved with the NRA: The lobbying group is a financial basket case and has been accused of wasting member’s dues on personal perks:
“The gun group’s longtime chief executive, Wayne LaPierre, billed $275,000 for purchases at the Zegna luxury men’s wear boutique in Beverly Hills. Its largely ceremonial president, Oliver L. North, had a contract worth millions of dollars a year. And a litany of payments benefited prominent officials, like the $60,000 for advertising on a TV show featuring the rock musician and N.R.A. board member Ted Nugent.”
In other words, Junior would feel right at home in the NRA because he could continue to let others pay his bills while he gets all the benefits.