NEW YORK — Donald Trump Jr. told CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday he won’t “rule out” a run for the office of the mayor of New York City.
During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union”, Trump Jr. said his main focus would be to get his father into the White House in November. Trump Jr. said after that, he would “love to” explore the opportunity.
Trump’s speech during the second day of the Republican National Convention had many convinced he is ready to take on a political role, following in the footsteps of his father.
“Well, I never like to rule anything out, Jake. I like to keep optionality,” Trump said. “As my father’s always said, we always like to keep our options open. So if I can do that as a service to our country, I’d love to do it.”
Trump emphasized his frustration with “what’s going on in this country” and said speaking at the RNC gave him a chance to speak his voice.
“I had a good time up there, it was exciting to be able to have a platform like that to speak my voice,” Trump said. “Because as you can hear, from this interview, I’m really frustrated with what’s going on in this country, Jake, and if I could do that one day, I’d love to be able to do it for the people in this country. If that’s how I can pay back and give something back, I’d love to do it.”
The younger Trump said currently he’s more concerned about getting his father into the White House.
Only time will tell whether Trump Jr. will go head to head with incumbent New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2017.