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Nov 11, 2015 3:07 PM

Steinhauser: Family affair for Trump in New Hampshire

NH1 Political Director -

MANCHESTER – Donald Trump did something Wednesday that he rarely does on the campaign trail – he brought some of his kids along for the ride.

Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, two of the Republican presidential front runner’s five children, joined their father at Politics and Eggs. Trump drew some 600 people to the Armory at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Manchester for the largest ever edition of the two and a half decades long speaking series, which is a must-stop for White House contenders.

“My family has been so good. In fact I brought my two sons, where are they. Come here, come on up here. I have to show off my two sons. I‘m so proud of them,” Trump told the audience.

“Hey, I flew in, I got an hour and a half of sleep. So you know what I say to be my boys. Say a few words,” Trump added.

“This is clearly not something we were planning on doing here today, and I know you’re not interested in listening to the b-team but he’s going to do a great job for you and for the country,” said Don, 37, the eldest of Trump’s children.

Eric, 31, sounded a bit like his father as he touted that “we had an unbelievable debate. We won every poll last night. I mean all the polls, all the ratings were so good.”

But Trump’s third child added that his father’s “just the greatest man in the world and I love him immensely. Our family’s so important and our relationship’s so important and I’m proud of him.”

Asked by NH1 News if the siblings will spend more time with their father on the campaign trail, Don said “yeah, I think so. He’s going a pretty good job on his own and we have a pretty big business to run, so I think part of the culmination of all of this and part of his decision to run after talking about it for so many years is perhaps he’s entrusting us with the business.”

Asked what he brings to his father’s bid for the White House, Don said “when we get out there and speak about him as a father, as a man, in a way that people don’t necessarily think of him. They think of him as a businessman, or now maybe as a politician. I think we can add to the human side of that.”

“I think it adds a different element and a different element and different perspective to him that people don’t always see,” he added.

Read: Donald Trump talks with NH1 News

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