Let’s review some of the stupid shit Trump Jr. unloaded today on Fox.
This what Don Jr. said when asked how he and his wealthy New York City father were so in touch with “Middle America.”
“He spent his life in construction,” Trump Jr. said. “He was building buildings, he spent time on construction sites, not just listening to a guy in glass office behind a computer screen, he would get on the ground. He can talk to working-class Americans because he has his whole life.”
The president’s son then said he and his brother understood those same concerns because they’d gone to boarding school in central Pennsylvania.
“We went through our formative years in the Rust Belt,” he said. “While we may be the son of a New York billionaire, we had a good understanding, we grew up in Pottstown, Pennsylvania — Firestone Tires.”
What absolute bullshit.
- Trump Sr. spent his time dreaming up ways to stiff contractors, not pay decent wages, import illegal alien workers, and not pay taxes.
- As for Trump Jr. and Pottstown, PA: So — Trump Sr. sent all his kids to a boarding school in Pennsylvania, 100 miles away from New York, so he did not have to deal with them. In touch with real people? Hardly — the Trump sons went to The Hill School in Pottstown, PA — a very expensive (currently $60k/year) residential boys prep school. Of course, they would have run into the occasional janitor or lunch lady from the town, otherwise, the students at Hill School were completely separated from Pottstown.
- Pottstown has no connection with Firestone other than a local dealer. Firestone HQ is in Indianapolis. Also, Pottstown is a suburb of Philadelphia, which is not part of the Rust Belt. Don Jr. may have inherited his father’s mastery of geography.