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Report: Donald Trump Jr. might run for a major public office in 2018

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Donald Trump Jr. is reportedly considering a run for governor of New York. (Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is reportedly considering a run for governor of New York.

Trump Jr. met Tuesday with members of F6 Labs, an elite gun club in Hicksville, N.Y., and when asked about future political ambitions, he said that he would love to follow in the political footsteps of his father, according to the New York Post.

One of the guests at the meeting said that while Trump Jr. said he was interested in holding office, he wasn't interested in holding just any office.

"Don Jr. said he is interested in running for office, such as governor of New York, but the position of mayor of New York would be less interesting to him," the guest told the Post.

Trump Jr. reportedly went a step further in explaining what kind of position he would consider, clarifying he wouldn't want to be a senator or a member of the House.

Trump Jr. also referred to one of his father's most famed enemies: the liberal media.

"Do I want to be behind the scenes and be a mouthpiece and fight back against crazy liberal media? Maybe," he told the group.

He reportedly told the crowd of gun enthusiasts that political aspirations crept up in him after finishing the presidential campaign trail and returning to normal life, which he found to be less interesting than before.

"Going back to doing deals is boring after 18 months. The politics bug bit me," said Trump Jr., who took over the Trump Organization with his brother, Eric, after his father's inauguration in January.

Trump Jr., a known game hunter, said that he supports state reciprocity laws, allowing firearm owners to travel state to state as long as they have a permit, and that he would oppose anything that restricted the Second Amendment.

Although Trump Jr. gave no time frame for future political endeavors, current New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is up for re-election in 2018. He has also been one of Trump's most vocal opponents, saying in November after Trump's victory, "As New Yorkers, we have fundamentally different philosophies than what Donald Trump laid out in his campaign."

A source close to Trump Jr. denied any political plans, telling the Post that Trump Jr. "has no intentions of running for political office at this time. ... is totally focused on running the Trump Organization with his brother."

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