In an interview with The Irish Independent, Donald Trump’s son Eric revealed that Trump Sr. uses golf as a way to foster relationships with allies and fellow politicians.
The 33-year-old said: “You can sit with somebody in a golf cart where there might be cultural differences and language barriers and have a good time and build a friendship with somebody in a way you could never do sitting across an office table from someone.”
He went on, saying his father uses Mar-a-Lago as a means of networking with potential political allies, verses meeting in a more traditional setting.
‘Mar-a-Lago is an amazing estate that has been a very effective tool for [my father] to go down and get to know somebody while not sitting across a wooded partition, which instantly makes a relationship more strenuous.’
Eric Trump went on, blaming the liberal media for supposedly getting everything about the Trump family “all wrong.” He told The Irish Independent: “They all got it wrong. Every single one of them. You know, we were a family who has never had anything to do with politics… so the learning curve was amazing.”
Later in the interview, he went on to say politics is a “a mean game,” apparently forgetting that his father played dirty in order to win the election.
‘Politics is a mean game. I always said real estate is the most cut-throat industry in the world – but it is nothing compared to some of these politicians.’
When asked about what was the most hurtful criticism, Eric said it was the attacks on his younger siblings.
‘I put myself out on that stage and I put myself into that arena and, hey, if I am going to do that, then I better also be willing to take the scrutiny. But I think what is more disturbing is where they attacked Tiffany.’
Talking about his sister Tiffany, Eric continued, saying:
‘A 22-year-old girl who is coming into the world as a young professional, who has just graduated from college. Where they attacked [Barron Trump] a young boy of 11 years of age who is just a child – when they go after him with hatred and disrespect, there is an unwritten rule: you do not attack the children of the president of the United States. You don’t attack children in general. Let’s not even talk about us – you don’t attack children in general. Truthfully it’s sickening.’
But he seems to forget that former President Barack Obama’s daughters went through the exact same thing — only much worse.
Both Malia and Sasha Obama had to endure eight years of racist attacks from conservatives.
When it was announced that both of the former first daughters would be bridesmaids in a former Secret Service agent’s wedding, conservatives online erupted online with racist comments, such as:
‘Will the president [Obama] be serving unlimited fried chicken, watermelon, and grape drank?’
For Eric Trump to think that his family is the first presidential family to endure such attacks, without even considering the fact that the Obama girls were subject to vehemently racist vitriol, is just yet another example of how the Trumps are the epitome of white privilege.
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