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It was a presidency marred by accusations of nepotism, but one child of former POTUS Donald Trump, Eric Trump, is insisting he and the rest of the family didn’t “enrich themselves” during their father’s administration – and is being mocked online as a result.
He has since claimed in a video, appearing to be from an interview with the X-22 Report channel, “The only family in, probably, United States history that didn’t enrich themselves when they went into government is the Trump family.”
But, of course, that isn’t exactly true.
In 2017, President Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner joined the administration as advisers.
While the roles were unpaid, analysis from the US ethics watchdog Crew (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) in February 2021 found the pair made between $172 million and $640 million from side hustles while working in the White House.
As for Eric Trump, he was one of Trump’s family members who benefitted from Secret Service protection after his father left the White House – extended for six months at the cost of millions to US taxpayers.
Sounds a lot like enrichment to us…
And Twitter/X users were all too happy to point out just how nonsensical Eric Trump’s claim is: