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Donald Trump Jr. Quotes

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Donald Trump Jr. quotes: on his impossible work-life balance, a potential presidential run one day, and more.

“Imagine the life you want to have—one with a great job, a beautiful home and a perfect family. You can have it.”

“You can have it. Imagine the country you want to live in, one with true equal opportunity, where hard work pays off and justice is served with compassion and without partiality. You can have it. That is the life.”

“When you have the opportunity to do something, you have to jump on it.”

“You’ve already lost the battle if you’re afraid to fight.”

“Look: invest in what you understand, what’s foreseeably going to offer real value and returns, not necessarily what’s trendy.”

“I think people should be able to consume all information, but I think that social media companies should also stop censoring, flagrantly, anyone who has a conservative mindset and boosting that of the liberal mindset.”

“You can’t focus on building a better future for your children without the peace of mind that they can study safely in their classrooms, play safely in their neighborhoods and sleep safely in their beds. But safety is only the beginning. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a family that could afford the best schools and the finest universities, but a great education can not be the exclusive right of the rich and powerful. It must be accessible to all.”

“When I spent time with my father, it wasn’t playing ball in the back yard. I came to his office and listened to him do business or sat in on meetings. I walked job sites. On Saturday, we’d see my grandfather in Queens for a couple hours, and then he’d say, ‘Let’s go collect rent!'”

“My father’s not the type of person that teaches you by saying, ‘Come here, son. I’m going to tell you about real estate.’ You learn by watching it. If you don’t pick it up, it’s your problem.”

“My father is a very hardworking guy, and that’s his focus in life, so I got a lot of the paternal attention that a boy wants and needs from my grandfather.”

“I understand that my father is controversial. I understand that he has offended a lot of people, but I understand that he took on the establishment, and that’s the premiere sin in American politics these days.”

“I’m pretty certain that I’m the only son of a billionaire who can drive a D10 Caterpillar better than I can drive a golf cart.”

“I’ve spent my whole life in real estate, whether it’s in our hotels or looking at the competition, and it’s my curse to walk into every room and not be drawn to the flaws and have the little imperfections drive me crazy—because they didn’t need to happen.”

“When we do deals, it’s not, ‘Ah, it’s a million bucks, who cares?’ The penny means something.”

“There are certain traits you are born with, but a lot does come from the way we were raised. We grew up around business and real-world problems, and our dad definitely helped shape who we are and how we view things.”

“When I was growing up, and other people I knew were getting into trouble, I was somewhere in a deer stand or going to bed early so I could be up before dawn to hunt turkeys. My love of the outdoors kept me solid.”

“I’ve always been the, ‘Sure, I’ll try that’ guy. I’m very adventurous and don’t have fears. I think I got that from my mother’s side because she was an Olympic skier. Jump off a mountain with a parachute? Sure. What could possibly go wrong?”

“Being a rich kid from New York got my ass kicked more than usual.”

“If you were to ask people before all of this, even family, they would say I’ve been the member of the family least like my father my whole life. But now I realize our personalities are much more similar than I thought.”

“The reason we connect with people and appear genuine is because we are genuine. It’s easy to appear genuine when you aren’t a phony and you are just yourself.”

“I mean, the whole book Triggered is really about being thrown into politics. It was sort of about this, just, amazing ride, having a front-row seat to I’d say the greatest political upset maybe ever.”

“I think, like anyone else, I made my mistakes.”

“We’ve all done things that we regret.”

“I give to panhandlers on occasion, especially around the holidays, but have always been involved with charity, which was an important part of the way I was brought up. My siblings and I knew early on in life that we were incredibly fortunate and have never taken that for granted, so we recognize the importance of giving back.”

“We were spoiled in many ways, but we were always taught to understand the value of the dollar. If there was something we wanted, we had to earn it. Even in college, we were very fiscally responsible. I had $300 bucks a month; anything I wanted beyond that, I had to work for.”

“It is very tough trying to have little personal time, obviously work time, kids (five of them), it is a lot and obviously the new mix of being outdoors, being a political commentator, it has taken a lot of time. The realty is… you make time for all of it, and so I try to find that happy mix. I don’t know anyone that has ever been on their death bed saying, ‘I wish I had one more deal.’ But that one more experience with your kids, or whatever it is that you are passionate about, is important.”

“I have always been pretty good about striking that work-life balance, I have got it down pretty well right now. But, if there is one thing I could ask for more [of], it would be more time in the day. That, I can’t make happen. But we can just work a little harder, sleep a little bit less and try to get it all in.”

“I won’t be a vegan, I promise you. Listen, I enjoy being out there. I don’t ever rule anything out. The reality is this: right now, I like the campaigning part. I actually enjoy some of that fight. I like getting out there and being with real people and seeing the difference that my father and his policies are making in their lives. I don’t know, right now, at this stage in my life, that I would like the day job component of it.”

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