Will the world see a Trump in office? 'You never know'

Donald Trump, Jr. played coy when asked if someone with his famous last name will ever hold public office, and perhaps unlike his mogul father, is “a little too busy” to make a political run.

“You never know,” Trump responded when The Hill inquired whether the world would ever see a Trump in office. Speaking of his dad, who has flirted with a potential White House bid over the years, he said: “I think my father certainly is heavily involved in politics on a level and I think he has some pretty important messaging for the world. I think we can’t let things necessarily continue the way they’re going, but I don’t know.”

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Trump, Jr., and his “Celebrity Apprentice” host father, his sister, Ivanka Trump, and brother Eric Trump, along with and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D), were on-hand Wednesday for the groundbreaking of the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington. The hotel, poised to be completed by 2016, is a $200 million redevelopment of the District’s iconic Old Post Office.

The 36-year-old businessman noted bipartisan support the redevelopment of the historic building has garnered, saying, “It is one of the few things, perhaps, that both sides of the aisle were able to get together on, to say, ‘This is a building that deserves to be saved, and should be saved.’ ”

Although his real estate tycoon dad has toyed with the idea of taking a dip in the political waters, Trump, Jr., who serves as executive vice president of The Trump Organization, says he’s staying on dry land for now: “You know, I’ve been a little bit too busy. I’ve got five kids and a serious job in the organization. At the moment, it’s been more exciting to do something like this and work on a project of this stature than anything else, so probably not.”

Judy Kurtz contributed.