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Trump Jr. participates in Oklahoma turkey hunt

Donald Trump Jr. (Source KSWO) Donald Trump Jr. (Source KSWO)

DUNCAN, OK (KSWO) -A turkey hunt attracted business leaders and economic development professionals from across Stephens County, and even the son of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

"I love to get outdoors, and whenever I get a chance to do that and promote the outdoors and youth and anything like that, I like to do it," Donald Trump Jr. said.

Oklahoma Lt. Governor Todd Lamb’s invitational turkey hunt is held each year in an effort to show off the state to bring potential business opportunities to Oklahoma. Trump says after the invitation was extended to him, he jumped at the turkey hunt opportunity while also getting a guided tour of the state in a relaxed business feel. 

Trump says he’s been busy helping his dad on the campaign trail. After taking part in the hunt in 2015, he made sure to make the time to visit once again.

"Sort of nice to do an interview in basically a T-shirt and camouflage. I don't get to do that all that often," he said.

Ditching his usual suit and tie, and without his celebrity dad along his side, Trump looks a little out of his element. However, Trump says when it comes to the outdoors, he feel right at home; something he attributes to his maternal grandfather. 

"[He] taught me how to shoot an air gun and a slingshot and a bow, and how to fish and I just fell in love with it. Like I said, throughout my life it's kept me out of a lot of trouble I would have gotten into just being a city kid with all the stuff you can be exposed to," Trump said.

It was through that family bonding time that Trump was able to develop a deeper love for his family. So, when asked what he thought about his father's chances of snagging the Republican nomination for the most famous address in the nation, he offered his opinion.

"I think most people would love to be where he is right now. I think he's giving a voice to people in this country who haven't had a voice in a long time. The politicians are kind of left in the dust. They say all the right things and they get their computer data analytic and tell you exactly what you want to hear. But ultimately, they don't act on that, they act on what their special interest tell them to do," Trump said.

When asked about all the backlash his father has received from what some perceive as negative comments toward women and certain groups of people, he again offered his opinion on the matter.

"My mother's an immigrant, his mother's an immigrant. It has nothing to do with immigrants, but there has to be a process. You have to know who's there, you have to be able to enforce that. To have someone come in that can take advantage of the system, but never gives back to the system doesn't exactly seem fair to the people who are working so hard," Trump said.

Whether you like his dad or not, Trump says he's just grateful to be able to spend some relaxing time away from the campaign trail in Oklahoma.

"It's really about the people. To be able to come to a place like that where I'm this city guy from New York and they are so welcoming and become friends and stay in touch with them, it's been great. So excited to be back here in Duncan," Trump said.

Thursday was the last day of the turkey hunt. Trump says he shot two turkeys, getting lucky with one shot.

The lieutenant governor's office hosted the event while teaming up with five communities around the state. The winner of the turkey hunt will walk away with a shot gun engraved by Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb.

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