Lara Trump, wife of Donald Trump’s son Eric, is being dragged on social media after posting a bizarre video of her young son suffering in the pouring rain on Wednesday in what she called a “character building” moment.
The video, posted to Instagram, came as Florida’s Gulf Coast was being battered by Hurricane Ian, a category 4 storm. Lara and Eric Trump live across the state in Jupiter.
“Thought we had a clear window, turns out we did some character building instead 🙈🤣🌧🌀,” the post said. “Stay safe everyone! 🙏🏽”
In the video, Lara’s son is seen wiping his eyes in discomfort on a miniature push dozer as she tells him, “You can do it, let’s go.”
The video immediately garnered criticism online, with some questioning why she’d record a video of her child in discomfort and post it online for laughs.
“I’m not surprised that Lara Trump is a horrible and abusive mother,” one user wrote.
Others called the video “disgusting” and urge people to “call Child Protective Services on Lara trump for having her son out in the storm and filming him crying his eyes out.”
Watch the video and some of the reactions below:
I don’t know what’s worse – that Lara Trump did this to her child, or that she filmed it and then posted it as some sort of brag.pic.twitter.com/qhNvDOaCYM
— Jo 🌻 (@JoJoFromJerz) September 28, 2022
Somebody needs to call Child Protective Services on Lara trump for having her son out in the storm and filming him crying his eyes out, FFS.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant!☮️ (@mmpadellan) September 28, 2022
Would you publicly post a video exploiting and humiliating your very young child for clicks? Because it sure looks like Lara Trump did.
— Don Lewis (@DonLew87) September 28, 2022
I’m not surprised that Lara Trump is a horrible and abusive mother.
— Mayo 🌻 (@MayoIsSpicyy) September 28, 2022
Lara Trump thinks taking her child for a walk in a hurricane is “character building”.
Posting a video of him crying for millions to see is abusive.
— KD 📚🌎🌊🇺🇸 (@kdnerak33) September 28, 2022
Lara Trump forcing her young child to ride his toy through a storm to build character has got us talking about what a sadist she is and how child protective services needs to step in- a calculated distraction from the mounting crimes of her father in law.
— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) September 28, 2022
I thought there could be nothing worse than having Eric Trump as your dad, but I was wrong. There's having Lara Trump as your mom.
— rodney grim (@rodneygrim) September 28, 2022
To be clear, the disgusting feckless vacuous crude moron Lara trump filming her child outside as he cries as a deadly hurricane approaches when everyone should be inside and all you hear is her horrid laughter is called child abuse. Child protection services should have a word.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) September 28, 2022
lara trump calls it 'character building' to force her crying child to play in a hurricane, where I'm from we call that child abuse!.
— Covie (@covie_93) September 28, 2022