Trump asks new secretary of defense to get Don Jr. job as an “Army guy"
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pulled aside Patrick Shanahan, the acting secretary of Defense, following a cabinet meeting to ask him about finding employment for Donald Trump Jr. as an "Army guy," sources confirmed today.
“Pat, question for you,” the president began, "There’s my son, Don, you know him, Don Junior. He always wanted to be an Army guy when he was little. I mean, I think he did, I heard this from his nannies. They barely spoke English, so who knows? Anyway, so I thought, why don’t we get him a job as an Army guy?”
Sources report that Shanahan, who until the end of December had worked as the deputy under then-Secretary of Defense James Mattis, stood smiling politely as Trump continued explaining his request.
“He could be a great commander, a very, very powerful military leader,” said the president. "I've got a great eye for it — I went to a military prep school, it was just like the Army. So, I know what I'm talking about, and believe me, Don has what it takes.”
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