Attendees at President TrumpDonald TrumpBaldwin calls Trump criticism following 'Rust' shooting 'surreal' Haley hits the stump in South Carolina Mary Trump files to dismiss Trump's lawsuit over NYT tax story MORE's rally in New Hampshire on Monday chanted "46" when he introduced Donald Trump Jr., embracing the president's eldest son as a future candidate to follow his father into the Oval Office.
President Trump recognized roughly a dozen lawmakers and prominent conservatives at his Manchester rally, making his way to his children. He highlighted his daughter and senior adviser, Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpBiden celebrates start of Hanukkah Meadows comes under growing Jan. 6 panel spotlight Tucker Carlson rips Graham over report he told officers to shoot Jan. 6 rioters MORE, who joined him onstage. He then recognized his eldest son, who had spoken earlier at the event.
"Did Don Jr. make a good speech?" the president asked, prompting applause and chants of "46" from the crowd.
Some people in the audience chant 46 when Jr. comes on stage pic.twitter.com/FDfHL19UDQ— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) February 11, 2020
"They're good kids. They went through a lot with the hoax," Trump added, referencing his impeachment.
Trump Jr. is a regular presence on the campaign trail for his father, delivering speeches and attending fundraising events. Monday's chants in support of a future presidential campaign from Trump Jr. were the first of their kind during this year's presidential primary cycle.
Pundits have speculated that Trump Jr. may run for governor or another office in New York. He has not ruled out a future life in politics.
A poll released last month showed 29 percent of Republicans and those leaning Republican would consider voting for Trump Jr. if he ran for president in 2024. He trailed only Vice President Pence in the poll.