Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States.
And from the sound of things Monday night, if the people of New Hampshire get their way, Donald J. Trump Jr. will be the 46th President of the United States.
The family business
It is not very often that a father and son both get a chance to take over the Oval Office, and it would be even rarer for it to happen in back-to-back presidencies.
The first occurrence of father-and-son presidencies involved our nation’s second president, John Adams, and our sixth president John Quincy Adams, both of whom had only one term in office. The next occurrence involved the presidencies of our 41st president, George H.W. Bush, and our 43rd president, George W. Bush.
Right now, we could see history in the making, as Trump Jr. is clearly ready to take the political world by storm, and the same crowds that adore his father seem to want him on the ticket come 2024. Take a look at video of crowds in New Hampshire, courtesy of the Washington Examiner:
Can Trump Jr. win?
To put it mildly, the current Trump presidency has been polarizing for this country.
This is not so much the president’s fault as it is the fault of the Democrats who have obstructed him every step of the way.
Had Democrats been willing to work with Trump, as he was open to doing from the very first day he took office, things could be completely different.
As things are, though, the Republican Party itself may decide that back-to-back Trump presidencies are just not the way to go.
There is also the fact that many Republicans are interested in former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s as someone who could run in 2024 to try to beat Democrats to the punch for putting the first female president in office.
As for Trump Jr., given his relatively young age and lack of significant political experience, people may be hesitant to pull the handle for him, and while a 2024 run may not be in the cards, it is not that far-fetched to think he could win in 2028 or 2032.