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This is Eric Trump’s most bizarre behavior since his father left the White House

This is Eric Trump’s most bizarre behavior since his father left the White House

When Donald Trump was defeated by Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, his family and followers were surprised.

Insiders say his son Eric Trump was particularly perplexed when the incumbent Republican’s early lead vanished overnight on November 3.

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Eric, who had earlier predicted that his father would sail to victory, lost his cool with staffers, as revealed in Phil Rucker and Carol Leonnig’s book “I Alone Can Fix It.” “Where are these votes of these votes? What makes you think this is true? “When the results from Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Georgia began to come in, he reportedly yelled at data analysts.

“This is something we pay you to do. What gives that this is happening?” Despite witnesses’ claims to the contrary, a representative for the younger Trump son later claimed that he never “berated” campaign personnel. 

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And, as it turned out, that tumultuous election night foreshadowed the next year. He has been involved in various scandals and controversies since his family was booted out of the White House. 

Despite having a net worth of over $25 million, Eric Trump has appeared to be more than happy to spend taxpayer money rather than his own in recent years. During a 2017 trip to Uruguay cost taxpayers $97,830 due to the high hotel bills he racked up while promoting the Trump Organization. 

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Taxpayers continued to foot the bill for Eric’s security even when his father was no longer president. Eric Trump, together with siblings Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Tiffany Trump, spent over $850,000 on travel and accommodations for their security detail in the first year after Donald Trump left office.

In most cases, once a new president has taken office, the Secret Service is no longer required to protect the adult family members of a former president.

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Donald, on the other hand, chose to seek an additional six months of protection for his children and a few of his former employees. 

Eric’s protection cost $241,000, with some of that money going straight to the Trump family because the Secret Service had to book rooms in Trump buildings to accompany him on travels. 

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Shortly before Trump supporters attempted to capture the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C., members of the former president’s family urged Republicans to stand up to the “fraud” that they said cost Trump the election. 

“I will personally work to defeat every single Republican Senator / Congressman who doesn’t stand up against this fraud — they will be primaried in their next election and they will lose,” Eric Trump said in a since-deleted tweet. There were so many skeptical reactions that Eric’s name began to trend on Twitter, as many people couldn’t believe he was seriously threatening any Republican lawmakers who didn’t try to reverse the Electoral College votes. 

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According to Politico, Eric’s brother shared his sentiments during the “Save America March” on the White House Ellipse on January 6. “To those Republicans, many of whom may be voting on items in the following hours,” Donald Trump Jr. insisted, “you have an opportunity today.” “You can be a hero, or you can be a zero … The whole world is watching, folks. Choose wisely.” 

Eric’s birthday fell on that day as well, albeit it was shortly eclipsed. There was, according to the industrialist, “one birthday present that I want from all the senators and all the congressmen: Have some backbone. Show some fight. Learn from Donald Trump!”

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Eric Trump was quick to blame cancel culture when the Trump family began to experience the consequences of their followers conducting a fatal takeover of the US Capitol building.  

“We live in the age of cancel culture, but this isn’t something that started this week. It is something that they have been doing to us and others for years,” he said. “If you disagree with them, if they don’t like you, they try and cancel you.”

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Many of the organization’s main partners, like Deutsche Bank and Signature Bank, had quickly severed connections with the Trump family and their brand. According to reports, Donald Trump was enraged by the cancellation of a famous golf tournament that was due to be hosted at one of his properties.

The president of the P.G.A. of America, Jim Richerson, stated, “It has become clear that conducting the P.G.A. Championship at Trump Bedminster would be detrimental to the P.G.A. of America brand,” said Jim Richerson, the president of P.G.A. of America. 

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Despite this, Eric remained optimistic about his father’s ability to recover from the boycott. “You have a man who would get followed to the ends of the Earth by a hundred million Americans,” he insisted, telling AP News that his dad had “created the greatest political movement in American history” and that “his opportunities are endless.” When he was asked whether he felt that Donald was responsible for stirring up the crowd at the U.S. Capitol, Eric angrily hung up on a reporter. 

Today Eric Trump’s legal woes grow as investigations into the Trump family businesses and actions gain momentum.



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