Anti Hunters have it wrong again

August 28, 2013 in Just Hunting by Hunting Legends

Forbes

TMZ Is Wrong About Donald Trump Jr. and Safari Hunting

By Frank Miniter

The true story behind Donald Trump Jr.’s safari, the dead elephant, and the media circus that erupted when a photo of him holding the elephant’s severed tail needs to be heard. It says something profound about men, about contemporary media bias and about what it really means to be an honest environmentalist today.

For the inside story I interviewed Donald Jr. He was raring to talk. The media slammed him, but then didn’t care about getting the true story.

First, the media fallout: Somehow TMZ, a celebrity scandalmonger website, obtained photos (even the Trumps don’t know how they got them) of Donald Trump Sr.’s two sons, 34-year-old Donald and 28-year-old Eric, on an African safari posing with that dead elephant as well as a leopard, crocodile, Cape buffalo and more.

TMZ ran the photos with a quote calling the Trump boys “pitiful bloodthirsty morons.”

TMZ also quoted Jack Carone, from the animal-rights group In Defense of Animals, saying, “Privilege has clearly not bought them the sensitivity or wisdom to view the world as anything but their personal playground, including the imagined entitlement to end the lives of sensitive and social animals for mere amusement.”

Something didn’t add up.  Donald Trump Jr. has never played the part of the spoiled playboy son of a mega-rich Manhattanite. Sure, his father is Donald Trump Sr., a real estate tycoon revered for his business acumen, a man people can’t wait to hear say, “You’re fired” on NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice.” And Donald Jr. certainly has the good looks Hollywood would cast as the careless son of an American magnate. However, his reputation is clean. He’s a hardworking family man. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Real Estate from the renowned Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an ambassador for Operation Smile, a children’s medical charity that provides cleft-lip and palate repair surgeries to poor children worldwide. He is an executive vice president at The Trump Organization. He spends his days waist deep in real-estate appraisals and other corporate interests. When he appears on “The Celebrity Apprentice” he always seems like a mature professional. When I spoke to him he had the demeanor of a polite, smart and civilized gentleman—not the slightest hint of blood thirst could be detected.

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