The president’s eldest son is facing a potential 2018 reelection fight against his Republican opponent in a race he could win easily.
Donald Trump Jr. is fighting to keep his seat in the Senate as Republicans hold a narrow 52-48 edge in their primary, according to a new poll released Thursday.
The survey from the nonpartisan Cook Political Report shows Trump Jr.’s chances of winning a seat in 2018 are just 37 percent, a number that’s significantly lower than the 44 percent he had in November.
Trump Jr. has long been a vocal critic of Trump, whom he says is a hypocrite and a liar.
He’s also been one of his most outspoken defenders on social media, where he often defended his father and has regularly criticized Republicans who are trying to oust him.
But he’s facing an uphill battle against Sen. Mike Lee Michael (Mike) Shumway LeeHow Flake came to dominate GOP on Kavanaugh and Ford’s testimony Republicans shift course after outside counsel falters This week: Kavanaugh nomination thrown into chaos MORE (R-Utah), who has been trying to keep the seat from becoming too close to the GOP’s narrow 52 majority.
Lee has spent millions of dollars to raise money and has been in a tight race with Republican challenger Joni Ernst Joni Sue ErnstGOP mulls Senate bid after failing to pass Kavanaugh nomination in final days Republican leaders seek to capitalize on Comey firing MORE (Iowa), who is also running against Lee.
Trump Sr. was among the first to say last year that he was retiring from politics, saying he was ready to focus on his family.
But the president has remained a consistent voice in the media, appearing on Fox News on Sunday morning and on his father’s show on Wednesday morning.
Trump has also said he would consider running for president again, but has not given a timeline.
Trump, who also has children, has a $1.9 million net worth, according the Cook Political report.
He has also invested in his children’s companies.