The life of Donald Trump Jr., who once lived out of a truck, didn't speak to his father for a year, and is making waves on a book tour with his girlfriend

Donald Trump Jr., son of President Donald Trump, is an executive vice president of the Trump Organization.

Donald Trump Jr. speaks at the Western Conservative Summit at the Colorado Convention Center July 12, 2019. (
  • The 41-year-old, who has five children, has lived the majority of his life in the shadow of his father and sister Ivanka, but since his dad became president, his outspoken, anti-political-correct stance has come into its own.
  • While Ivanka and his father are seen as city-dwellers, Donald Jr's love of guns and the outdoors has made him a vital tool to connect with American voters.
  • And while his relationship with his father has been far from smooth he refused to speak to him for a year when he was 12 he's now one of his dad's most effective political tools.
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Donald Trump Jr. has become his father's son.

He hasn't always seen eye-to-eye with his famous dad, but since Donald Trump Sr. become president, Jr. has come back into the fold . In November he told The Wall Street Journal , "It took me probably 41 years to realize I was a lot more like my dad than either of us had ever thought. Our default mode is, I guess, attack."

He used to be the detail-oriented and business-focused child, content to leave the spotlight to his father and his sister Ivanka , but he's now a fundraising regular, often traveling the country to speak on his father's behalf. For the 2018 midterms, he made more than 70 campaign appearances, according to the Washington Post.

It's been a busy few years for the eldest son who was also put in charge of leading The Trump Organization with his brother Eric. He was embroiled in the Russia investigation and weathered a messy divorce.

Here's his life so far.

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