Eric Trump said it was best to keep negative media coverage of his father, President Trump, “in context” — otherwise, it could drive a person to suicide.
During an appearance on The Joe Paggs Show this week, the Trump son said that no matter what the president did, he was going to be attacked.
“I think you have to tune it out,” Trump said. “Listen, you obviously have to be tuned into it because you know what’s being said. And at the same time, you have to take it with a grain of salt. If they weren’t talking about you, you wouldn’t be doing something right.”
He continued: “It important to keep in context. Otherwise, quite frankly, you’d probably end up killing yourself out of depression.”
Trump, the president’s second-born son, noted that he had received negative coverage for his work with St. Jude Children’s Hospital. His foundation has raised millions of dollars for the hospital with low expenses. But the Trump Organization profited from an annual charity golf event organized by Eric Trump because the course in question wasn’t free.
“I get killed for raising money for dying children,” he said.
Trump continued to say that the political world was “the nastiest business I’ve ever seen.”
“The evilness and the hatred in that world is unlike anything I could have fathomed before,” he said. “No matter what (the president) does, no matter what he does, they’re going to hit him on it… It’s the media, the mainstream media who does not want him to succeed, it’s government that does not want him to succeed.”