DALLAS — Dr. Michael J. Irving, a family dental doctor in Irving Park, Texas, said Wednesday that he could be a contender for president.
“I think the time has come,” he told reporters.
“If I am a Democrat, I think I would do well,” Irving said, adding that he was “very optimistic” about his chances of being elected to the U.S. Senate.
Irving is the son of the late dentist Donald J. Trump, who is a former U.N. ambassador and was a presidential candidate for president in 2008.
Irving has a practice in Irving, Texas.
His wife, Mary, is a dental hygienist.
He has not announced any candidates for the Republican presidential nomination.
Irving also is chairman of the board of directors for the American Academy of Family Dentistry, which is a nonpartisan organization.
Irving and his wife have a 4-year-old daughter, Meghan, and a 4 1/2-year old son, Robert.
He is a registered Democrat and served as a member of the Texas State Board of Education.
He was one of the first Texas Republicans elected to office in 1992.
“As a family physician, I can help you understand what it is to be a good parent, I’m very excited to be on this ballot, and I look forward to doing that,” he said.