‘Please!‘ Whispers of Don Jr running for NYC mayor sets polarized rumor mill in motion

Donald Trump Jr. speaks during a rally before US President Donald Trump addresses the audience in El Paso, Texas on February 11, 2019. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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An unconfirmed report has emerged in the gossip world that President Donald Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., hopes to run for mayor of New York City one day in the near or far-away future.

Published Monday, the report by Page Six gossip columnist Cindy Adams claims that the word through the grapevine is that Trump Jr. would “like to run for mayor of New York City.” Unfortunately, that’s all it takes to set the rumor mill in motion.  The report doesn’t even include any quotes from anonymous sources.

“Political families beget dynasties,” the verbose report reads. “Take Gov. Mario Cuomo’s kid, Gov. Andrew. Add a pile of Roosevelts, wall-to-wall Kennedys, more Bushes than they have in Cypress. Clintons might gear Chelsea for office. We had multiple Daleys in Chicago, assorted Tafts from Ohio, Jerry Brown and daddy Pat both grabbed California governorships. Plus leave us not overlook those Rockefellers.”

“Comes now Donald Trump’s son. Drums are beating that Donald Jr. would like to run for mayor. Of where? Where else? We are not talking some parched sod in Iowa, where the corn is as high as a Democrat’s eye. Kiddies, mother is saying friends are saying he is saying he’d like to run for mayor of New York City.”

As of Thursday morning, this gossip report had neither been acknowledged nor confirmed by the president’s son. Yet despite the report’s dubiousness, it’d provoked passionate responses on social media from the president’s supporters and from his opponents.

Those who oppose Trump and everything about him, including his family, were either mortified or amused by the unsubstantiated report:

Those who stand behind the president and against his enemies, including current NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, instead responded by celebrating the prospect of the city finally being run by a small-government conservative versus a big-government liberal.

For five years now the city has been under Democrat leadership, and the results have been disastrous, with crime and homelessness skyrocketing.

“Over the past few weeks alone, a family on the Upper West Side was bound and robbed in a brutal home invasion, one of three reported in the same time frame,” the New York Post reported back in February.

“A 20-year-old man was shot to death on a busy Elmhurst subway platform — several times in the face — on a Sunday afternoon by an MS-13 gang member. A woman waiting for her Lyft in Williamsburg was slashed in the face by a mugger who said she was pretty.”

The homelessness problem is just as bad.

“The homeless problem in Union Square since de Blasio came into office has been absolutely awful,” one longtime NYC resident said to the Post.

During former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s tenure in office from 1994 to 2001, meanwhile, violent crime dropped by 56 percent, according to Politifact: “Murder, down nearly two-thirds. Robbery, down 67 percent. Aggravated assault, down 28 percent.”

HERE’S WHAT YOU’RE MISSING …

Giuliani accomplished a similar feat with homelessness.

Back in 2007 the San Francisco Chronicle ran a report touting Giuliani’s “cleanup of his city’s chronic homeless problem” and noting that he’d become “widely regarded as a mayor who made major strides in addressing New York’s persistent homeless problem.”

“The correct, loving, caring social policy is to engage, not ignore … to discourage, not encourage,” he said at the time as advice to the Democrat leaders of San Francisco.

“We would tell them, you can’t live on the street; you’re not allowed to. If you need help finding something, we’re here to help … the one thing we’re not going to allow is just to live on the street,” he said. “That isn’t a good right. It’s not good for them. It’s not good for the city … it means they are crying out for help, and it should not be ignored.”

De Blasio has maintained the opposite attitude by enabling the homeless. As for 2017, for instance, the homeless in NYC have the right to “certain quality-of-life violations,” such as peeing in the street …

He’s also enabled criminals by eliminating the city’s successful stop-and-frisk policies.

Those who are sick of de Blasio’s policies and their disastrous consequences would love for Trump Jr. to take over:

HERE’S WHAT YOU’RE MISSING …

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