PUBLISHED: 15:20, Tue, Aug 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:20, Tue, Aug 4, 2020
Don Jr, US president Donald Trump’s son, was recently banned from tweeting after he posted a video clip discussing the benefits of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine. Many, including the President, have suggested that the drug works as a preventative measure against COVID-19, despite medical evidence suggestion the contary. Don Jr’s post, Twitter said, violated its COVID-19 misinformation rules.
The 42-year-old has worked closely with his father throughout his first term as President.
He was also a close partner of Trump’s before he entered politics, with Don Jr and his siblings working for the family real estate business.
In 2006, Forbes arranged an interview between Trump and his two children, Ivanka and Don Jr, who were his "new apprentices".
A similar set up to Trump’s reality TV show, The Apprentice, the father of five asked his children about business, real estate, and what they thought of their father.
Donald Trump jr: The president's son replied in bizarre manner during a mock interview (Image: GETTY)
Hydroxychloroquine: Don Jr was suspended from Twitter for promoting hydroxychloroquine (Image: GETTY)
Half way through the interview, Trump asked: “What don’t you know that you’d like me to teach you?”
Don Jr attempted to turn on the charm, and replied: “I know everything so it’s pretty irrelevant - I’m a Trump", before awkwardly laughing and continuing with his answer.
He added: “But no, I’m a Trump; I’ve been fortunate that I’ve been able to do this with you for a couple of years and to see a lot of projects through, so a lot of what Ivanka says holds true.”
The cringeworthy moment was met with a wry smile from Trump, and an approving: “I like that answer, that’s a great answer”.
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US politics: Don jr has helped his father during his first term as president (Image: GETTY)
Ivanka, who has become one of the President’s closest advisors, appeared more earnest in her answer, responding: