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Donald Trump Jr. Is Rumored to be Eyeing a NYC Mayoral Run

Donald Trump Jr. Is Rumored to be Eyeing a NYC Mayoral Run

Whatever your opinion of President Donald Trump, there is no doubt that the man exudes high levels of confidence. This trait has been passed down to his children, who have been put in charge of his business empire.

MONTOURSVILLE, PA – MAY 20: Donald Trump Jr. speaks during a ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign rally at Williamsport Regional Airport, May 20, 2019 in Montoursville, Pennsylvania. Trump is making a trip to the swing state to drum up Republican support on the eve of a special election in Pennsylvania’s 12th congressional district, with Republican Fred Keller facing off against Democrat Marc Friedenberg. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

In a recent Cindy Adams column, she claimed that Donald Trump Jr. could be looking to run for New York City Mayor in 2020. If the president’s son and namesake decides to do so, however, he will be facing significant obstacles.

Adams wrote of Trump Jr.’s ambitions in her inimitable fashion, “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.”

There are a number of factors that could be detrimental to Trump Jr.’s chances. Most important of all, though, would be Donald Sr.’s  unpopularity in New York City.

Even candidates who lose elections in landslides are still generally successful on their home turf. This was not true of Trump Sr.’s performance in New York City during the 2016 presidential elections. Hillary Clinton defeated the Republican candidate, defeating Trump by a margin of 79% to 19%.

If Trump Jr. was to run against Bill de Blasio in 2021, he’d again be facing an uphill climb. de Blasio won the 2017 mayoral election by a margin of 66% to 27%.

The Trump name has become increasingly toxic in New York City. A total of 6 New York residential buildings have voted to remove the Trump name from their properties.

Bloomberg recently reported that condo owners in Trump Tower have largely been selling their units at a loss. Property owner Michael Sklar told the news source, “No one wants in that building.”

Donald Trump Jr. and the Trump brand are wildly popular in many parts of the country. New York City, though, is not one of those areas.

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