Donald Trump Jr. pays a visit to Boise

Trump Jr. came to Idaho to thank his dad's Republican supporters.

BOISE - Donald Trump Jr. stopped in Boise this morning to meet with Republican donors with Election Day a little over a month away.

Trump Jr. spoke to the media after his event at the Jackson Jet Center.

He was asked about recent comments he made on Twitter comparing foreign refugees to a bowl of Skittles. Trump Jr. has faced heavy criticism for that remark, but he says he sticks behind that message because he thinks it's a good metaphor.

He also spoke at length about why his father was the best choice to be America's next president, and said his father just wants to represent the real hard working Americans who shouldn't be afraid to have real conversations about controversial subjects.

"My father has done a good enough job of that, he has created some of the dialogue that needed to be had that wasn't," said Trump Jr.

Donald Trump supporters from across the state of Idaho also came out today, about a few dozen attended the event, and said they were excited to see Donald Trump Jr., but more excited to see Donald Trump's run to the White House.

Meanwhile, across the street from the Trump Jr. event, a group of anti-Trump protesters made it clear they were not in support of Donald Trump for president. They chanted about Trump hate and recognizing every person as a valued life.

Most of protesters said they were voting for Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton. There were also supporters for independent candidate Gary Johnson. Both groups though agreed that it was a tough road ahead to get Idaho voters on their side.

Trump Jr. spoke for about 10 minutes this morning and said the reason he came to Idaho was to thank the Republican faithful who have made Idaho a very good state for Republicans, and that it was simply a common courtesy to thank the voters and the donors who have supported his father. 

Copyright 2016 KTVB


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