President Donald Trump’s son Eric insists he was placed in control of his father’s business because of his talent. In a candid interview with Forbes, the younger Trump admitted that nepotism got him into a position in his father’s business. But he says his father handed over the management of the Trump Organization to himself and his brother Don Jr. because of their successes. “Nepotism is kind of a factor in life,” Eric claimed. “We might be here because of nepotism, but we’re not still here because of nepotism. You know, if we didn’t do a good job, if we weren’t competent, believe me, we wouldn’t be in this spot.”
“And besides,” he continued, “if we’re being honest, I have to point out that the fact that I’m being asked this question is kind of borderline offensive. I mean, I understand that my father is not your typical president of the country that comes from politics and all that, but I view that as his advantage instead of the other way around. That being said, do you think it’s fair to suggest that I’m incompetent simply because my father is who he is or because I was born as the son of Donald Trump? At the end of the day, you don’t get to pick your family; the only thing you really get to pick in your life is what you do with it.”
President Trump’s heir also said, “On the other hand, I don’t see other children of wealthy families being asked this question, do you? Therefore, the very fact that I’m being indirectly accused of serving as the head of my father’s business simply because I’m his son is rude in my book. And even if that were true – if I was only his son and nothing else – I could very easily run everything he’s worked so hard for into the ground. But, that’s the thing – that would hurt him and nobody else in this country. As a matter of fact, I think it’s about time we stopped insulting my father and started applauding him for the magnificent work he’s been doing since he became president.”
“You want to talk nepotism? How’s this: if I were the average American, which I still think is an awesome thing to be, I would not only support Donald Trump’s work as the president of the country, but I would also encourage him to hire as many of his family members as the leading team of all his companies and enterprises for one very simple reason,” the president’s eldest son revealed. “Donald Trump is a self-made billionaire who managed to become the president of the greatest country in the world, and did it all thanks to his hard work. As an American, that’s the kind of gene pool I’d want running the country 24/7 if you ask me.”
“I think forgiving and, what’s more, encouraging nepotism in the White House as well as the Trump family is the perfect way Americans can repay my father for the awesome pro-bono work he’s been doing as president so-far. Because, let’s not forget: we’re talking about a billionaire here. Being the President of the United States is all fine and dandy, but waking up in the morning and going for a dip in your very own pool of cash is even better. So, pro-bono work is something my dad has gone to great lengths to achieve and he doesn’t mind doing it. Plus, he’s paid a higher tax rate than former president Obama. Combined with the volunteering he’s doing at the White House, I think that’s as charitable as it gets,” Trump’s son concluded.