When it comes to the Trump family, some of the dynamics can be difficult to suss out. Those interested have to rely upon scattered quotes and references to determine what, exactly, family relationships are like on a truly personal level. Such is the case for the president's relationship with his eldest son, who doesn't interact with his father in public as frequently as say, Ivanka. But Donald Trump's quotes about Don Jr., including his Sunday tweet that described him as "wonderful son," do offer a bit of insight into how they get along.
"He's a business guy first and foremost, so we spent a lot of time with him, but it was always in a business environment," Don told Oprah of his childhood back in 2011, according to a 2018 GQ profile. Comments and social media posts back this up.
Much of what Trump has said about his sons relates to television appearances, speeches they've delivered, or ratings earned for The Celebrity Apprentice. Indeed, the president appears largely averse to sharing long, sentimental thoughts about either of his sons, including Don, with the public.
While it's impossible to truly know what goes on in the Trump family behind closed doors, public remarks do seem to offer a glimpse into how Don and Trump's father-son relationship goes down, and what's available seems very telling.