Eric Trump

Executive Vice President, Trump Organization

  • 2012 Pictures of Eric and brother Donald Jr. surface of them in Africa posing with a dead elephant and dead leopard. (Gothamist)
  • 2/9/16 Says on Fox News that waterboarding is “no different to what happens in college frat houses.” (TheIndependent)
  • 7/11/16 Several days after a lone gunman kills five police officers in Dallas, Eric goes on a hunting site to see about trading guns: “Want to trade my Remington 40X in 22-250,” he wrote. “The gun is a lazer [sic] and shoots small little groups using 50gr V-Max bullets and 37.0 gr H-380. Im looking for a new Ruger Precision Rifle, Accuracy International AE MIII Folder (ill add cash) . . . ” (VanityFair)
  • 8/2/16 In an interview on CBS This Morning, suggests that women have a choice to either allow or not allow themselves to be subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace. (RawStory)(Guardian)
  • 8/26/16 Erroneously claims that some schools in the U.S. disallow the Pledge of Allegiance and that the National Christmas Tree was renamed the “Holiday Tree.” (MSNBC)
  • 9/30/16 Records show that the Eric Trump Foundation spent $881,779 at family-owned golf resorts between 2007 and 2014, $88,000 of which went to Donald Trump himself. (DailyBeast)(TruthExaminer)
  • 10/11/16 Regarding his father’s leaked Access Hollywood tape in which he is revealed bragging about courting married women and sexually assaulting them at will: “He was right to apologize for it, and I'm glad he apologized for it. At the same time, if you look at [Clinton’s] track record with women, it's horrible. It's absolutely horrible.” (USAToday)
  • 10/21/16 Fills a free water cup at In-N-Out Burger with lemonade. (NYDailyNews)
  • 11/2/16 Mistakenly claims that President Obama has not returned to Chicago once in 2016. (Mediaite)
  • 12/20/16 Causes an uproar with brother Donald Jr. after attempting to sell access to themselves and the president through inauguration events. (DallasNews)(WSJ)
  • 12/22/17 Claims that he will stop actively fundraising for his foundation in response to being exposed trying to peddle access to his father under the guise of fundraising. (NPR)
  • 2/3/17 Taxpayers pick up a $97,830 hotel bill for secret service agents who traveled to Uruguay with Eric on a Trump Organization promo trip. (WaPo)
  • 2/23/17 Eric's brother-in-law Kyle Yunaska is hired to work on the "beachhead" team at the Department of Energy, raising allegations of nepotism. (Hill)
  • 3/26/17 In an interview with Forbes, Eric admits that he will give his father personal updates on the family business, describing his business relationship with his father as “kind of a clear separation of church and state that we maintain... I am deadly serious about that exercise..." Then admitting he will report to his father: "Yeah, on the bottom line, profitability reports and stuff like that, but you know, that’s about it” (Politico)
  • 4/10/17 Days after saying nepotism was "kind of a factor of life," describes nepotism as a "beautiful thing." (Hill)
  • 6/6/17 Referring to Democrats on Fox News: “I’ve never seen hatred like this. To me, they’re not even people. It’s so, so sad. Morality’s just gone, morals have flown out the window and we deserve so much better than this as a country." (Hill)
  • 12/13/17 Retweets a call for Hillary Clinton to testify before Congress as his brother Donald Jr. spends a third day testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Hill)
  • 1/3/17 Suggests on Twitter than Ellen DeGeneres is part of the "Deep State," a theoretical shadowy cabal that controls the U.S. government. (MSN.com)
  • 2012 Pictures of Eric and brother Donald Jr. surface of them in Africa posing with a dead elephant and dead leopard. (Gothamist)
  • 2/9/16 Says on Fox News that waterboarding is “no different to what happens in college frat houses.” (TheIndependent)
  • 7/11/16 Several days after a lone gunman kills five police officers in Dallas, Eric goes on a hunting site to see about trading guns: “Want to trade my Remington 40X in 22-250,” he wrote. “The gun is a lazer [sic] and shoots small little groups using 50gr V-Max bullets and 37.0 gr H-380. Im looking for a new Ruger Precision Rifle, Accuracy International AE MIII Folder (ill add cash) . . . ” (VanityFair)
  • 8/2/16 In an interview on CBS This Morning, suggests that women have a choice to either allow or not allow themselves to be subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace. (RawStory)(Guardian)
  • 8/26/16 Erroneously claims that some schools in the U.S. disallow the Pledge of Allegiance and that the National Christmas Tree was renamed the “Holiday Tree.” (MSNBC)
  • 9/30/16 Records show that the Eric Trump Foundation spent $881,779 at family-owned golf resorts between 2007 and 2014, $88,000 of which went to Donald Trump himself. (DailyBeast)(TruthExaminer)
  • 10/11/16 Regarding his father’s leaked Access Hollywood tape in which he is revealed bragging about courting married women and sexually assaulting them at will: “He was right to apologize for it, and I'm glad he apologized for it. At the same time, if you look at [Clinton’s] track record with women, it's horrible. It's absolutely horrible.” (USAToday)
  • 11/2/16 Mistakenly claims that President Obama has not returned to Chicago once in 2016. (Mediaite)
  • 12/20/16 Causes an uproar with brother Donald Jr. after attempting to sell access to themselves and the president through inauguration events. (DallasNews)(WSJ)
  • 12/22/17 Claims that he will stop actively fundraising for his foundation in response to being exposed trying to peddle access to his father under the guise of fundraising. (NPR)
  • 2/3/17 Taxpayers pick up a $97,830 hotel bill for secret service agents who traveled to Uruguay with Eric on a Trump Organization promo trip. (WaPo)
  • 2/23/17 Eric's brother-in-law Kyle Yunaska is hired to work on the "beachhead" team at the Department of Energy, raising allegations of nepotism. (Hill)
  • 3/26/17 In an interview with Forbes, Eric admits that he will give his father personal updates on the family business, describing his business relationship with his father as “kind of a clear separation of church and state that we maintain... I am deadly serious about that exercise..." Then admitting he will report to his father: "Yeah, on the bottom line, profitability reports and stuff like that, but you know, that’s about it” (Politico)
  • 4/10/17 Days after saying nepotism was "kind of a factor of life," describes nepotism as a "beautiful thing." (Hill)
  • 6/6/17 Referring to Democrats on Fox News: “I’ve never seen hatred like this. To me, they’re not even people. It’s so, so sad. Morality’s just gone, morals have flown out the window and we deserve so much better than this as a country." (Hill)
  • 12/13/17 Retweets a call for Hillary Clinton to testify before Congress as his brother Donald Jr. spends a third day testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Hill)
  • 1/3/17 Suggests on Twitter than Ellen DeGeneres is part of the "Deep State," a theoretical shadowy cabal that controls the U.S. government. (MSN.com)
  • 1/20/18 Commenting on the government shutdown triggered by his father on the first year anniversary of the Trump presidency: "Honestly, I think it's a good thing for us. People see through it. I mean, people have seen a year that's incredible. It's been filled with nothing but the best for our country, 'America First' policies, and they're happy with where we are as a nation." (Hill)
  • 6/14/18 The New York State attorney general sues the Donald J. Trump Foundation for sweeping violations of campaign fianance law, self-dealing and illegal coordination with the presidential campaign. The suit seeks to dissolve the foundation and bar Trump and his three children, Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka, from serving on nonprofit organizations. (NYT)
  • 9/12/18 Uses a racist dog whistle during an interview when referring to Bob Woodward, who just published a damaging book about the Trump administration: “You can write a sensational nonsense book, CNN will definitely have you on there because they love to trash the president. It’ll mean you sell three extra books, you make three extra shekels — I mean, at the behest [sic] of the American people, at the behest of our country and a president that’s doing a phenomenal job by every quantifiable metric.” (ThinkProgress)
  • 10/10/19 On Fox News, referring to the swirling scandal involving his father soliciting Ukraine for political dirt in exchange for already-approved military aid, says the following: “There is no question it leads right to [Barack Obama]. And by the way, it’s not exactly like, you know, he’s a quiet guy. And he has run away from this. He has run away from his vice president. Could you imagine if the roles were reversed, right? And this was Mike Pence, right? I mean they would be killing my father right now.” (Salon)