When they were gone, startled political reporters began asking where they went. The Trump boys have been a big part of the campaign since the primaries, but suddenly they were gone. The Washington Post reported, “The campaign didn’t respond to requests for more information. Their media silence could very well be just mean they’re on a needed vacation. But it could also be a way to dodge the uncomfortable subject of the Trump sons’ well-documented love of hunting—a subject that stalks them on social media like one of the very large predators they have killed for sport.”
They went on a hunt for caribou. For them, this wasn’t unusual, but is an annual thing, as every year since they were boys Don Jr. and Eric go on a hunting trip together. They are sportsmen. They say their experiences as sportsmen have had a profound influence on their father’s view of the natural world and our roles in it. Both Don Jr. and Eric say they’ll be there to help shape a Trump administration’s policies with regards to land, water, wildlife and, yes, anything that affects hunting and fishing.