Donald Trump was a businessman long before becoming a “politician.” His unwillingness to divest from his company led him to leave the charge of it to his two eldest sons, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr..
Eric was interviewed by Forbes where he stated that “Nepotism is kind of a factor of life.”
Eric stated in the article published on Tuesday: “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.”
Eric went on to say his father is a man who “expects people to perform.”
“And if they’re not performing, he kind of encourages them to go on their way.”
“You know the one thing, Don, Ivanka and I never let him down really in any factor of life. And I think it’s one of the reasons that we’re as innately close as we are.”
Eric was later questioned if his dad would have been able to hand over his company four or even eight years ago, a time where neither of his sons had the experience to run his company.
“I don’t know if he could have done the presidential thing four years ago,” Eric said.
“Certainly eight years ago, he couldn’t have. I think we probably would have been too big of question marks for him.”
Trump made his son-in-law Jared Kushner a top adviser at the White House, while also giving his daughter Ivanka an office at the White House.