Eric Trump seems to think a Roman emperor is a fictional character

Greg Evans
Friday 04 October 2019 14:15
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It's safe to say that Donald Trump and his offspring aren't the sharpest tools in the shed, especially when it comes to historical accuracies.

Whether it's claiming that airports existed in 1776 or misquoting Socrates the whole Trump clan could probably do with reading a few history books in their spare time.

Those two examples are pretty bad but wait until you hear what Eric Trump recently wrote in a column for The Hill.

The 35-year-old penned a piece for the American news site about Joe Biden titled 'Hypocrisy creates unlevel playing field in politics.'

While you might disagree with a lot of what Trump has to say at least he didn't make any major gaffes or typos within the piece.

That is until the very last paragraph where he bizarrely decides to quote Marcus Aurelius the Roman emperor between the years of 161 and 180 AD.

However, Eric doesn't seem to realise that Aurelius was a real person and has instead claimed that he is from the 2000 movie Gladiator which features a fictionalised version of the emperor played by Richard Harris.

The quote reads as follows:

To quote the great Marcus Aurelius from The Gladiator, 'Your faults as a son are my failures as a father.'

I owe all of my work ethic, character, integrity, and moral fibre to my father. Hunter Biden can say the same.

It's possible that Trump is a big fan of that movie but doesn't realise that Aurelius was a real person or does know that a needlessly quoted the movie anyway.

Either way, this bizarre inclusion has found its way on to Twitter and people can't get enough of it.

HT The Hill

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