President Trump’s son, Eric, is being trolled on Twitter for saying nepotism is a “beautiful thing” in an interview with The Telegraph. In the feature that ran Monday, he also suggested that his sister, Ivanka, influenced the decision to launch recent airstrikes against Syria.
“Hey Eric Trump if Ivanka gets upset about a crumbling public school system will your dad do something about that, too?,” reads one tweet.
“[President Trump] knows I care about the family. He knows I care about the brand. He knows I deeply care about the properties, our amazing teams. And he knows I’m going to do everything I can humanly possible to take care of that,” Eric Trump told the British paper. “Is that nepotism? Absolutely. Is that also a beautiful thing? Absolutely.”
Eric argued that a relative would be more likely to tell the president “no disrespect but you might want to think about this” or “maybe you crossed the line here” than a typical adviser.
Eric is running the family business while his sister Ivanka has a White House role alongside her father. The 33-year-old said, “Family business is a beautiful thing. The same applies for Ivanka.”
He continued: “You trust the people who are closest to you. Who is he going to trust most to run a company? He is going to trust somebody who he trusts implicitly.”
Eric Trump became a top trend on Twitter after the interview was published:
Hey Eric Trump if Ivanka gets upset about a crumbling public school system will your dad do something about that, too?
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) April 11, 2017
@DoyleGlobal Of course it's a beautiful thing to Eric Trump, he's not qualified to do anything. If daddy didn't give him a job he'd be unemployed.
— Deanna Kelley (@DeannaKelley902) April 11, 2017
Eric Trump says Donald decided to bomb Syria and kill civilians because Ivanka asked. No matter your views on the strike, that's outrageous.
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) April 11, 2017
Eric Trump said the #SyriaStrikes were because Ivanka was heartbroken… If Daddy's little girl wants bombs, Daddy's little girl gets bombs!
— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) April 11, 2017
— Ron Asher (@rmasher2) April 5, 2017
I get the feeling Eric Trump spends a lot of time looking through cracked-open doorways.
— Mike Peters (@TheMikeBPeters) April 11, 2017
Uggghhh….duuuhhh, huh? Ivanka. Uggh..—Eric Trump
— Braxton (@itsBraxtonR) April 11, 2017
@BraddJaffy His father is a pathological liar. Eric trump, on the other hand, has diarrhea of the mouth. Keep asking him questions
— TheInsistence (@cleverironictag) April 11, 2017
Eric Trump and Kellyanne sit quietly in a room together, both silently thinking, "at least I'm not the dumbest one." #MAGA
— christopher (@christopherSLC) April 11, 2017
— Lars McMurtry (@larsmcmurtry) April 11, 2017