The Trump brand is falling apart after supporters of the president decided to storm the U.S. Capitol last week in a failed insurrection to try and keep Donald Trump in power. But according to Eric Trump, the insurrection had nothing to do with Trump’s business going south. Instead, he blamed “cancel culture” for the exodus.
“We live in the age of cancel culture, but this isn’t something that started this week. It is something that they have been doing to us and others for years,” Eric Trump told the Associated Press on Tuesday. “If you disagree with them, if they don’t like you, they try and cancel you.”
As the AP points out, Trump’s remarks come in the midst of a huge backlash in the wake of the storming of the U.S. Capitol.
“…the PGA of America voted to strip its namesake championship from Trump’s Bedminister, New Jersey, golf course next year, a British golf organization said the British Open will not be played at a Trump property in the ‘foreseeable future,’ the e-commerce company Shopify stopped helping run the online Trump Store, and New York City announced it was looking to cancel contracts with Trump for skating rinks and a golf course in the Bronx,” the AP reports. “… And potentially most troubling of all, several banks, including one of his biggest lenders, Deutsche Bank, have reportedly said they would no longer lend to Trump’s company, raising the prospect that the president may have to dig into his own pockets to pay off his loans if he can’t refinance.”