Donald Trump Jr. makes a stop at Applebee’s in Eastern Kentucky
There’s no place like the neighborhood for Donald Trump Jr.
The son of President Donald Trump and the head of the Trump Organization ate at the Applebee’s in Hazard, Kentucky, on Sunday, according to the restaurant manager and one employee.
Hazard is located in Perry County, about 200 miles southeast of Louisville. It has an estimated population of 5,300 people.
Trump Jr. posted on Instagram that he was also in Inez, Kentucky, which is about an hour north of Hazard. Reports say Trump was elk hunting in Martin County…
“Learning some old school outdoor skills with Donnie in KY this weekend,” Trump Jr. said in his caption. “Falconry with this beautiful Harris Hawk. Very cool to see these amazing birds in action catching their dinner.”
Steve Hensley, the news director and an anchor at WYMT, tweeted that he saw Trump Jr. at the Applebee’s on 30 Morton Blvd.
“Just saw @DonaldJTrumpJr eating at Applebee’s in Hazard,” he tweeted. “I’m told he took his son elk hunting in Eastern Kentucky this weekend.”
The manager at the Applebee’s said he could not disclose more information until his boss gave him permission to do so.
Kentucky State Police and U.S. Secret Service did not immediately return a request for comment.
Trump Jr. is no stranger to Kentucky.
In May 2016, Trump Jr. attended the National Rifle Association’s week-long convention in Louisville. At some point during that gathering, he met briefly with accused Russian spy Maria Butina and a Russian handler by the name of Alexandr Torshin.
Butina and Torshin are being investigated by the U.S. government for potential Russian influence into the 2016 election.
Butina’s attorney Robert Driscoll told the Courier Journal that Butina and Torshin’s brief meeting with Trump Jr. was inconsequential.
“The nature of their conversation was just guns and small talk,” he said.
Trump Jr. is an avid hunter and frequently travels around the United States. Earlier this month he was in Louisiana where he joined House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., in a $5,000-per-head annual alligator hunt to raise money for Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.
By Thomas Novelly
Louisville Courier Journal