In the wake of widespread criticism over a Minnesota dentist who killed a popular lion, Cecil, during an African expedition, reporters found a new angle from which to question controversial Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The billionaire’s sons, Eric and Donald Jr., were recently the objects of similar outrage after posting images of exotic animals they have killed during hunts. During his trip to Scotland this week, Trump was asked by reporters to react to his sons’ hobby given the reaction to Cecil the lion’s death.
“My sons love to hunt,” he asserted. “They are members of the NRA, very proudly. I am a big believer in the Second Amendment.”
Eric, he added, “would say he puts [hunting] on par with golf, if not ahead of golf,” while his namesake is also an avid hunter.
The hunting inquiry was not the first pointed question asked by aggressive reporters in Scotland. As Western Journalism previously reported, he was confronted by a group of reporters NBC described as “combative.”
Asked whether he thinks he represents a significant portion of the U.S., Trump shot back with recent examples of his popularity among voters.
“I guess the poll today with 16 or 17 candidates had me with 25 percent and the next person as 12 percent,” he said. “So that’s a big difference. So we represent a very big section of the country.”
During the press conference, held at one of his Trump Turnberry golf resorts, the candidate also touched on issues like diplomacy. As president, he said, he would focus less on trying to appease other nations.
“I certainly don’t want to be diplomatic,” he admitted. “I mean we’re diplomatic in our country and everybody hates us all over the world.”
h/t: Daily Mail
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