Sadly, Donald Trump Jr. — once an active part of President Trump’s team — doesn’t get to visit the White House very often these days. But he apparently has at least one channel of communication with his father still available to him: Fox News broadcasts.
To wit, Don Jr. took some time during a Thursday appearance on his father’s favorite television program, "Fox and Friends," to wish Dad a happy 72nd birthday.
(Though the two men share the same name, that almost didn’t happen, according to Ivana Trump, who wrote in her memoirs her husband balked at the idea because he worried his son might grow up to be a loser.)
"Hopefully he's watching. I imagine he is,” Don Jr. said, looking straight into the camera. “Happy birthday, Dad, I love you very much."
It’s true that President Trump is a very busy man. Just over the past week, he met face to face with Kim Jong Un, a man he once publicly despised but now seems to respect, and alienated U.S. allies at the G7 summit. Trump is also escalating a war on undocumented immigration in the U.S. and, of course, facing an ever-growing scandal over Russia’s interference in the U.S. election.
Junior admitted that he just doesn’t get to see Dad much these days.
“We love you. I look forward to seeing you soon,” Don Jr. said, adding, “Because I don’t get to see him that much anymore; that’s the only problem.”
Don Jr. is also currently going through a divorce from his wife of 12 years, Vanessa. He has since been accused of conducting an affair with the singer Aubrey O'Day, who appeared on his father's reality-TV show "The Celebrity Apprentice."
Cover image: Donald Trump Jr. arrives for a ribbon cutting event for a new clubhouse at Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, June 11, 2018 in The Bronx borough of New York City. According to President Donald Trump's latest financial disclosures, the Trump Organization oversees 17 golf courses and clubs, generating $221 million in revenue last year. Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point opened in 2015. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)