Eric Trump has stepped out of the shadows and into the spotlight to defend his father from the latest vile hit piece by The New York Times.
According to The Hill, the Times piece, published last weekend, alleges that President Donald Trump “used his political position to create new, more lucrative forms of income through his hotels and golf courses.”
But according to Eric Trump, that’s simply not the case.
“We’ve lost a fortune. My father has lost a fortune running for president,” the president’s son said in an interview with ABC’s This Week, as The Hill reported Sunday. “He doesn’t care. He wanted to do what was right.”
“He has to fight”
According to The Hill, Eric Trump went on to explain that it’s certainly not an easy job being commander-in-chief when you’re so hated by those in the mainstream media, as his father has been since he was first inaugurated in 2017.
“The last thing I can tell you Donald Trump needs in the world is this job,” Eric Trump told ABC, as The Hill reported. “He wakes up in the morning, and he has to fight you, and he has to fight the entire media. He has to fight the Democrats, and he gets punched in the head every single day.”
Take a look at a clip of his interview for yourself:
NEW: “My father has lost a fortune,” Eric Trump tells @jonkarl when pressed on a NYT report that Pres. Trump turned “his own hotels and resorts into the Beltway’s new back rooms, where public and private business mix and special interests reign.” https://t.co/fsCP2um0H5 pic.twitter.com/MtZLiszs2K
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) October 11, 2020
“Absolute fake news”
Eric Trump is right, of course — but beyond that, it’s important to note that The New York Times’ piece is flimsy at best. According to The Hill, the article alleges that the Trump administration showed “favoritism toward hundreds of companies, lobbying groups and foreign leaders who stayed at President Trump‘s commercial properties.”
But President Trump owns a hotel company. Such a piece could have been written about any of the guests who have ever stayed in one of his properties.
It’s a sentiment that wasn’t lost on Eric Trump.
“We’re a hospitality company. We’ve got tens of millions of people staying at our properties every single year,” he told ABC, as The Hill reported. “The New York Times is absolute fake news,” he added. “All they want to do is take down my father.”