Donald Trump abstains from alcohol of any kind. The President says that he decided to stop drinking after seeing the effect booze had on his older brother Fred. Donald Trump Jr. also said that he has stopped drinking due in part to Fred Trump’s alcoholism.
That does not mean, however, that Trump Jr. has always stayed clear of alcohol. In 2003, the President’s son was arrested in New Orleans in 2003 on a charge of public drunkenness. Records from that arrest are now available online.
The first son was arrested in the morning of February 25th and was released on bond the next day. No further charges were filed against him.
Trump Jr. has said of his hard-drinking past, “Once I got going, it wasn’t easy to stop me – which, when you’re in college, isn’t a huge problem, as long as you’re getting your work done. With my personality, drinking alcohol was a recipe for disaster.”
That attitude hasn’t prevented the President’s son from criticizing others for drinking arrests. He tweeted a joke about Beto O’Rourke’s DUI history in October of 2018. Responding to a picture of the Texas lawmaker driving, he wrote, “In his defense, he’s a much better driver when he’s sober.”
Trump Jr. was also critical of Lindsey Lohan, John Edwards and Barack Obama’s Uncle for their drinking miscues.
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