Donald Trump may have a reputation for being both thin-skinned and a terrible bully, but according to his son Eric Trump, the real problem is that the media is just too “mean” to him. Seriously. He also complained that no one seems to appreciate the fact that his father’s frequent golf trips are a “very effective tool” of the presidency.
Eric Trump’s remarks came during a recent interview with the Irish Independent at the Trump International Golf Links and Hotel in Doonbeg, Co Clare.
The younger Trump said that the main lesson he learned from his father’s election was “how dishonest and disconnected the media were from the American population. I also realized how mean the process is. It’s something that is not spoken about enough.”
The younger Trump also minimized the impact of “every sensational blogger who is trying to get a couple of clicks, who is totally irrelevant, and no one reads their column,” later describing his online critics as “every little one blogger who is out there writing some sensational article.”
But, Eric Trump argued, his father’s frequent golf trips are making him a better politician.
“You can sit with somebody in a golf cart where there might be cultural differences and language barriers and have a good time and build a friendship in a way that you could never do sitting across an office table from someone,” Trump said, pointing to his father’s trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort.
Trump described Mar-a-Lago as “an amazing estate that has been a very effective tool” for his father to “get to know somebody.”
Later in the interview, Trump said that the thing that bothers his father the most are —GET THIS— “the falsehoods.”
“He is a man who hates lies and has achieved every aspect of success — wealth, family — in fact so many people often come up to me and talk about him and the concept of the American dream,”Trump defensively said of his father. “He is the epitome of the American dream.”