Donald Trump Jr was slapped by dad in college, nicknamed 'Diaper Don' after he got drunk and urinated on beds
Although Trump has famously maintained that he does not drink alcohol, his son is far from following in his father's footsteps
Donald Trump Jr is in the headlines once again but for all the wrong reasons. President Donald Trump's eldest son is being criticized for using the POTUS' youngest son, Barron's name in a tweet to et back at his political rival, Joe Biden. Although his father has publicly praised him on quite a few occasions, his relationship with the president has not been the best one, especially when Trump Jr was in college, especially due to his history with intoxication.
Although Trump has famously maintained that he does not drink alcohol, his son is far from following in his father's footsteps. An account of his college days witnessed by Trump Jr's classmate, Scott Melker, started doing the rounds on social media after the businessman's tweet went viral. The witness account was posted by Melker back in 2016 before the election happened. At the time, he said he was opening up about what he saw in the University of Pennsylvania because he wanted to expose the "kind of person Donald Trump is and the kind of son he raised."
"I was hanging out in a freshman's dorm with some friends, next door to Donald Jr's room. I walked out of the room to find Donald Trump at his son's door, there to pick him up for a baseball game. There were quite a few students standing around watching, trying to catch a glimpse of the famed real estate magnate. Don Jr opened the door wearing a Yankee jersey. Without saying a word, his father slapped him across the face, knocking him to the floor in front of all his classmates. He simply said, 'put on a suit and meet me outside,' and closed the door," he said.
Melker also elaborated on Trump Jr's drinking problem that earned him the nickname of 'Diaper Don' in college. "Donald Trump Jr was a drunk in college. every memory I have of him is of him stumbling around campus falling over or passing out in public, with his arm in a sling from injuring himself while drinking. He absolutely despised his father, and hated the attention that his last name afforded him. His nickname was 'Diaper Don,' because of his tendency to fall asleep drunk in other people's beds and urinate. I always felt terrible for him," he said.
Trump Jr's issue of intoxication extended beyond his college days. The year after he graduated from university, he was arrested for public intoxication while he was in New Orleans, Louisiana, to celebrate Mardi Gras. According to new arrest documents recently obtained by America Blog, then-23-year-old Trump Jr had an intoxicated encounter with Officer Louis Labat of the New Orleans Police Department which ended in an arrest and booking charge related to “public drunkenness.” He went on to spend 11 hours in jail, according to The New York Times. The documents said that noted that Trump Jr. was paroled with a $300 bond and that he had entered a not guilty plea. The case was ultimately closed on July 25, 2001.
Trump Jr has himself admitted during a 2004 interview with New York Magazine, about his struggles with alcoholism and describing his “reputation for getting into drunken, do-you-have-any-idea-who-I-am? fights.” “I used to drink a lot and party pretty hard, and it wasn’t something that I was particularly good at,” he told the magazine. “I mean, I was good at it, but I couldn’t do it in moderation. About two years ago, I quit drinking entirely. I have too much of an opportunity to make something of myself, be successful in my own right. Why blow it?”