Donald Trump Jr. coming to town to discuss issues affecting sportsmen
Donald Trump Jr., son of Republican candidate for president Donald J. Trump, will be drumming up support for policies that benefit sportsmen in the West’s public lands during a talk Thursday night at the Mesa County Fairgrounds.
The event, called “Autumn Fever — A Campfire with Donald Trump, Jr.,” is expected to attract about 4,000 people, said Marjorie Haun, who is helping to spread the word about the event. The effort is hosted through the Colorado Sportsmen “Make America Great” group.
Haun said the junior Trump is expected to talk about sportsmen issues and “issues specific to western Colorado” rather than directly campaigning for his father.
Haun said Trump Jr. will be visiting Mesa County after a hunting trip here in Colorado and in eastern Utah.
“An interesting fact, the Trump boys learned hunting from their grandfather,” Haun said. “It was very rugged hunting. These boys were on the ground.”
Haun said she isn’t sure if the younger Trump will be taking questions, but he will probably meet with reporters to answer questions.
“He’ll be talking about issues that are relative to hunters and those are issues that are relative to a lot of people,” Haun said.
The gathering will be in the Mahindra Arena and it will not include an actual campfire, said Donna Redd, Mesa County Fairgrounds manager.
Information from the Facebook page of Colorado Sportsmen “Make America Great” said the nation’s president plays a direct role in many of the issues surrounding public lands.
“The president sets the compass for the direction of the Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service,” the website says. “His appointments to the heads of these agencies is critical in determining the policies that affect every aspect of hunting, fishing and wildlife conservation on our federal lands. Protecting the multiple use of our public lands is key. The balance of proper energy exploration, mining, and timber harvest, if done correctly, can benefit our local economies, our wildlife habitat and our hunting and fishing.”
The 6 p.m. event is free but attendees should secure tickets online on the Facebook page, Colorado Sportsmen “Make America Great.”