Earlier today, Miami-based DJ Scott Melker posted a story on Facebook from his time at the University of Pennsylvania—time that he shared with none other than First Son-hopeful Donald J. Trump Jr. And according to Melker, Don Jr. (and his father, for that matter) behaves pretty much exactly like you would expect.
Here’s Melker’s tale:
As grim as it is, this all certainly does sound plausible. We know how much Donald Trump likes his suits. And according to Trump’s first wife, Ivana, the Donald didn’t exactly have a great relationship with his three eldest children. As she said at a benefit a few weeks ago: “I brought up the children singlehandedly. Donald wasn’t really interested in the children until he could talk business with them.”
Plus, this wouldn’t be the first time Don Jr.’s been accused of frat boy-esque antics. Back in 2002, just a few years after getting his undergrad degree, the New York Post reported the following late-night anecdote:
According to the sources, Trump, 24, was becoming loud and obnoxious around 2 a.m. at the Comedy Cellar on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village.
Sources said people at a neighboring table thought Trump was reacting too enthusiastically to a comic’s ethnic humor.
Other sources said Trump’s beer splashed on a woman with a neighboring party.
“You think that’s funny?” one of the men yelled at Trump. He and another man at the table then pitched steins at Trump, and opened a gash in his head that required 28 stitches.
“Three couples kept telling him to be quiet, but he refused,” a source said.
Then again, in 2004, New York Magazine wrote that, while at Wharton, Trump Jr.“had a reputation for getting into drunken, do-you-have-any-idea-who-I-am? fights.” (Don Jr. told the magazine that he’d given up the stuff some time around 2002.)
We’ve reached out to both Melker and the Trump campaign for comment, and will update if and when we hear back. In the meantime, as always, if you have anything you think the world should know about the Trumps (or anyone else, for that matter), please do let us know.