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Donald Trump Jr.: Pro-Equality, Pro-Choice, Pro-Hunting, Calls His Father a 'Sell Out'

Donald Trump Jr., who recently made headlines because of some sick photos that turned up of him posing with dead African wildlife that he had shot, talks to The Six Pack podcast about same-sex marriage, abortion, his father, and hunting.

TrumpjrTrump Jr. tries to explain why he unnecessarily kills African game and other animals:

"I'm kind of a closet redneck. I shoot competitively, I'm an avid fly fisherman, big time hunter, bow hunter, rifle hunter, so I do all of that. That surprises a lot of people. I sort of end up in some redneck circles every once in a while. And I mean that in the positive sense of the word."

Trump Jr. calls Rick Santorum "a freakin joke" but thinks his father is just a "sell out":

"In terms of my fathers political views.. in the grand scheme of things there's other things he'd be concerned about first, given the state of the world and our economy... I think part of it, and perhaps the shame of being a conservative, is you almost have to have those kind of stances to win any kind of primary. And then you have to sell out and become a moderate in the middle just like you have to do if you're on the liberal side of the political spectrum.."

He's for marriage equality:

"I'm totally for it. One of my best friends growing up was gay. it's never been an issue for me. I think there was a time in my life, probably in college, that I wished every guy was gay because it meant more woman for me! I don't know what everyones problem with it is, I wish everyone was gay! That's always the way I thought about it. I have no issue with it. If I have to suffer through marriage why shouldn't they?"

And pro-choice:

"Honestly for me, abortion, I don't get it. I don't even understand how it's a political issue. I don't understand how there is one issue for voters for that. I don't understand how you can tell someone what they can or can't do. And I'm sort of the same way with [gay marriage]. I just can't buy into the abortion argument. I wish the Republicans would drop it as part of their platform.."

Trump Jr. also says his father and George Takei had their same-sex marriage summit ("I know they did it, I saw them filming it. It happened this week in our board room.") but doesn't say what came of it.

Listen to the Six Pack podcast HERE.

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  1. That's one difference between us, JACK. I would.

    Posted by: TJ | Mar 15, 2012 1:17:23 PM


  2. I guess it is. But if someone is unjustifiably threatening to take my life, I have no idea why I would feel bad about valuing my life over that of a miscreant that is trying to take mine.

    It's regrettable, but I wouldn't lose sleep over it, because if it's justified, I'll know my only other option was potentially dying myself. And self-preservation means more to me than the life of a thug.

    Posted by: Jack | Mar 15, 2012 4:35:49 PM


  3. TJ: So what's the problem here then? We slaughter thousands of cows, chickens and pigs everyday to eat. As an admitted omnivore you are at least an accessory to the killing of these and other animals that we eat. I presume like myself you prefer to buy your meat at the grocery store rather than hunt and/or kill it yourself. Well unlike us some folks prefer to catch their own or do it for others - including not only those whose job it is to fill the meat counter at our respective grocery stores, but I'm willing to bet a lot of folks in the village Trump Jr. claims to have given the elephant and leopard meat to. As long as the animals that Trump Jr. shot were eaten, they aren't endangered in that region or the hunt was at least a controlled one (i.e. these animals are set aside in a reserve for periodic hunts like this) which it sounds like it was, I don't have a problem with it. Hunting isn't something I enjoy and hope I never have to do myself but to each his own.

    Posted by: JohnAGJ | Mar 15, 2012 5:40:22 PM


  4. TJ: So what's the problem here then? We slaughter thousands of cows, chickens and pigs everyday to eat. As an admitted omnivore you are at least an accessory to the killing of these and other animals that we eat. I presume like myself you prefer to buy your meat at the grocery store rather than hunt and/or kill it yourself. Well unlike us some folks prefer to catch their own or do it for others - including not only those whose job it is to fill the meat counter at our respective grocery stores, but I'm willing to bet a lot of folks in the village Trump Jr. claims to have given the elephant and leopard meat to. As long as the animals that Trump Jr. shot were eaten, they aren't endangered in that region or the hunt was at least a controlled one (i.e. these animals are set aside in a reserve for periodic hunts like this) which it sounds like it was, I don't have a problem with it. Hunting isn't something I enjoy and hope I never have to do myself but to each his own.

    Posted by: JohnAGJ | Mar 15, 2012 5:40:56 PM


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