Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump, top Republicans recover from COVID-19; stimulus bill remains in limboEric Trump claims his father ‘literally saved Christianity’Eric Trump suggests clear podiums for presidential debates to avoid notesMORE defended his father’s business dealings in response a New York Times’ article published on Sunday that unveiled reported White House favoritism toward hundreds of companies, lobbying groups and foreign leaders who stayed at Trump’s commercial properties.
The newspaper reported that the president used his political position to create new, more lucrative forms of income through his hotels and golf courses.
“We’ve lost a fortune, my father’s lost a fortune running for president. He doesn’t care, he wanted to do what was right. The last thing I can tell you Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpNorth Korea unveils large intercontinental ballistic missile at military paradeTrump no longer considered a risk to transmit COVID-19, doctor saysNew ad from Trump campaign features FauciMORE needs in the world is this job. 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,” Eric Trump told ABC “This Week’s” Jon Karl.
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Karl quickly interjected, asking for a response that directly addressed the claims made by the Times. Eric Trump instead called into question Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocratic poll shows neck-and-neck race brewing in Florida House districtNebraska district could prove pivotal for Biden in NovemberBringing Black men back homeMORE’s finances.
“Go Google Biden’s house right now and tell me if you think that a person who’s been in government for 47 years can afford that mansion, on the water in Wilmington, Delaware,” Trump said. Both Biden and Harris released their tax returns right before the first presidential debate.
When Karl again asked Trump to address the Times article, the president’s son said, “We’re a hospitality company. We’ve got tens of millions of people staying at our properties every single year. The New York Times is absolute fake news. All they want to do is take down my father.”
Trump then went on to claim that the media in the U.S. has become an “activist arm for the Democratic Party.”
Karl responded, “Eric, we’re asking legitimate questions.”