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Donald Jr.'s antics upstage the old man

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>> Back when the elder Trump's campaign first took off, his camera ready children were considered some of his greatest assets. But as the election seizing grinds on, at least in the case of Donald Jr., the shine is wearing off. Junior, stealing the old man's spotlight Tuesday with a widely denounced tweet comparing Syrian refugees to poison Skittles, the candy's maker Wrigley retorting Skittles or candy.
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Refugees are people. With others on social media reminding Trump he was talking about people like the injured five year old boy from Aleppo whose image went viral. Campaign reporter Ginger Gibson.>> Donald Trump Jr. is tweeting things sometimes that really go beyond what others might think might be acceptable.
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Causing probably more distractions than the campaign would like to experience.>> That includes an Instagram post showing his father and his supporters with the online cartoon character Pepe the Frog widely embraced by white nationalists.>> Donald Trump Jr. tweeting that picture drew strong backlash including from the Clinton campaign that said he was supporting a racist ideology.
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>> Evanka Trump has had her own stumbles but in contrast has played an increasingly important outreach role to skeptics within the Republican Party. Meeting privately Monday with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, often at odds with her father and seen other republicans in congress on Tuesday.>> Ivanka is liked the republican establishment who see her as a figure who can influence her father to make decisions that they think are more reasonable.
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>> I do not consider myself categorically, republican->> But there is a little bit of questioning some of the things she has said and described as more left leaning than right and there's some suggestion she might not be that Republican at the end of the day.>> Such young people in this room.
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>> But if Trump hoped his kids would help him with the youth vote, it hasn't worked out, at least not yet. Polls showed Hillary Clinton with a solid, though not overwhelming, lead among younger voters even as Trump catches up with other age groups.