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Is President Trump building the next political dynasty? His campaign manager sure thinks so


'I just think they are a dynasty'

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Will President Donald Trump's family be the next great political dynasty? Brad Parscale, Trump's 2020 campaign manager, believes the answer to that question in an unequivocal "yes."

Parscale, speaking to Republican Party delegates in Indian Wells, California on Saturday, predicted the Trumps will be a mainstay in American politics for decades to come.

"The Trumps will be a dynasty that will last for decades, propelling the Republican Party into a new party, one that will adapt to changing cultures," he said, according to The Associated Press. "One must continue to adapt while keeping the conservative values that we believe in."

He later told reporters, "I just think they are a dynasty. I think they are all amazing people with ... amazing capabilities."

Parscale's comments immediately generated questions of whether Trump's children — eldest son Don Jr., Eric, who currently manages the Trump Organization, and eldest daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, both senior advisers to the president — are planning political futures.

Parscale refused to address those questions. Instead, a campaign official told the New York Times that Parscale was not necessarily implying Trump's children are planning to run for office, but that they are exceptional at campaigning and fundraising, crucial skills necessary for political success.

So the question stands: Will Trump's children run for political office?

The answer to that question is not yet answerable, but it is clear that Trump Jr. and Ivanka have some form of political aspirations. Trump Jr. spent months on the campaign trail last year barnstorming for Republicans and speaking with voters, while Ivanka has maintained a sizable presence in the West Wing.

Indeed, a new exposé in The Atlantic explored the inner-family battle to grapple for power as Trump nears his reelection fight. According to the story, Trump Jr. is best poised to follow in his father's footsteps, despite Trump grooming — and allegedly favoring — Ivanka.

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