BY: MIROSLAV TOMOSKI
A 12-year-old named Weston Imer is now in charge of Donald Trump’s campaign office in the town of Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
At a population of over half a million, Jefferson County – which Imer’s office is in charge of coordinating – is part of Greater Denver and one of the largest counties in the state.
For anyone who has made even a slight reference to Donald Trump’s childish behaviour, it may seem like a bad joke come true. But despite his choice of candidate, this little politico has a message for disengaged voters.
“Get involved,” Weston challenged other young Americans. “That’s what I’m going to say. Get involved. Kids need to be educated.”
Weston’s mother, Laurel Imer is the county’s official coordinator on paper, but has put her son in charge of organising volunteers and making phone calls in order to show Democrats and Republicans that civic engagement is not just for adults.
“You have a responsibility to your children to teach them,” She told reporters from St. Louis’ local KMOV.
Though some may say they have a greater responsibility to keep their children away from both major party candidates with polls showing that Trump and Clinton are among the least popular choices in the country’s history.
Weston, who has met Donald Trump before, will remain in charge of the Wheat Ridge office until he begins school in September and has made some ambitious plans which include Trump’s youngest son.
“Definitely, 2040 watch for me,” He told Dever’s KDVR, “and Barron Trump if you’re watching, I’ll take you as my running mate.”