Transcript for Donald Trump Jr. Speaks Out on Inauguration Day
We'll talk to Donald Trump Jr. Okay. The president's son. The president's oldest son is in Blair house right now. Congratulations, don. Tell us what's going on inside there this morning. Well, you know, it's early, but it's been exciting. The experience for myself, for my father, obviously, for our whole family has just been incredible and after such a hard fought battle, you're more of an experienced guy at this than we are, but when you're in this thing for 18 months, almost really 2 years that we're doing it every day it takes a while to actually set in. And, you know, coming in yesterday, going to Arlington, standing on the steps of the Lincoln memorial, it really all set in for the family. It was very special. Don, I do remember what it was like to be inside Blair house 25 years ago right now. Give us a sense of the scene inside there this morning. How is your dad doing? He's doing great. I mean, he's doing well. He's just excited to do this. He is amazed and thrilled that the American people entrusted him to take this country in a different direction and to bring it forward and to do things and give them that voice that he mentioned last night that has been gone for so long. So, it's just truly incredible. Did he stay up late working on the speech? Well, listen, I think he's been working on that for quite some time. I mean, he's been working on it just to get it right, understanding the magnitude of that situation and really, you know, have what would start off his entire presidency, so he spent a lot of time with that and I think now it's about execution. We saw him hit some of the themes yesterday at the Lincoln memorial, what is the one big thing you think he hopes to get across after he takes that oath and speaks to the world? Well, listen, I think, you know, after a campaign like this one, I mean, I think it's that he's going to be the president for all Americans. It's not for a select few. It's not for some sort of special group. It's for every single American, each and every one of us and, you know, I'm glad he made that point last night. He's been making that point a long time. I don't think it gets the coverage it deserves. He's been saying that for quite some time but this is about, you know, one country and, you know, all of its people and that's what he's going to do and he's going to do a phenomenal job at it. You mentioned the hard fought campaign. I remember well the look on the president's face when he met with president Obama in the oval office the day after the election. What kind of changes have you seen in your father as he prepares to accept the power, to accept the mantle of the presidency? Listen, I saw this sort of evolve throughout the campaign. It's one thing to be out there and talking but there's another thing, when you see, you know, those Americans that he's talking about that haven't had a voice, those Americans who watched their American dream shift abroad. Those Americans who have been through so many thing, you know, and you're meeting them and seeing them face-to-face, George, day in and day out for 18 months, you wouldn't be human if that didn't affect you. So I think he just -- it drives home the gravity of the situation. It drives home the importance of the office and what he can accomplish there and for how many people he can accomplish it. You know, relative to all the other amazing things that he's been able to do in his life, and he's had a remarkable life but relative to all those things, you know, nothing could be more important than that for him and, you know, just understanding that magnitude and watching that evolution bit by bit over the 18 months, 2 years of this race it's been incredible. Is he a little nervous? He's not a guy that gets nervous all that easy but I imagine that this is a pretty big stage to be but he's one of those rare types that he can harness that energy and usually turn it into a positive, so, you know, I see him usually do better under pressure than they other way. I can't imagine anybody not being nervous. What about all this for you? I was told you've never been to the white house before. You have a young family, five little kids, running a huge business. It's been an incredible journey. What impact has it had on you? Very much the same. I mean, you know, I got to see soap of what I was just talking about myself on the campaign trail. You know, Eric and I, I think, and ivanka, we've been in every small town in this country. We've met so many incredible people and then people, you know, that have journeyed from all parts of the country to be able to be here to watch this event, I mean, just literally seeing some of them along the way and running into them here now, it's really overwhelming. You know, I'm not a person that tends to look at those things that way and it truly is special when you think of the significance and the history and we're in Blair house right now and thinking about it and looking at the walls and all the things that happened here and people stayed here and the major decisions here and that's before we even get to the white house. It's like something I've never felt before. Donald Trump Jr., congratulations. The journey has only just begun. Thank you very much, George. Thank you, and I remember when Donald Jr. And Eric joined us in Iowa for the caucus and think about then and all that has happened. Now we go to the steps of
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