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‘It’s The Cocaine’: Eric Trump Drowned In Scorn For Claiming His Father ‘Lost a Fortune’ After NYT’s Bombshell Report

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Appearing on ABC News on Sunday, Eric Trump defended his father’s murky business dealings in response a New York Times’ article that revealed the president used his political position to create new, more lucrative forms of income through his hotels and golf courses.

According to the report, Trump reaped millions in exchange for favors toward hundreds of companies, lobbying groups and foreign leaders who stayed at Trump’s commercial properties.

However, Eric Trump came to the president’s defense claiming that his father “wakes up every morning to fight for you and fight the media.” He also claimed that his father “lost a fortune.”

“We’ve lost a fortune, my father’s lost a fortune running for president. He doesn’t care, he wanted to do what was right. The last thing I can tell you Donald Trump needs in the world is this job. He wakes up in the morning and he has to fight you and he has to fight the entire media. He has to fight the democrats and he gets punched in the head every single day,” Eric Trump told ABC “This Week’s” Jon Karl.

Karl quickly interjected, asking for a response that directly addressed the claims made by the Times. Eric Trump instead called into question Joe Biden’s finances.

“Go Google Biden’s house right now and tell me if you think that a person who’s been in government for 47 years can afford that mansion, on the water in Wilmington, Delaware,” Trump said. Both Biden and Harris released their tax returns right before the first presidential debate.

When Karl again asked Trump to address the Times article, the president’s son said, “We’re a hospitality company. We’ve got tens of millions of people staying at our properties every single year. The New York Times is absolute fake news. All they want to do is take down my father.”

Trump then went on to claim that the media in the U.S. has become an “activist arm for the Democratic Party.”

Karl responded, “Eric, we’re asking legitimate questions.

Eric Trump’s comments triggered an avalanche of mockery on social media.

Watch the video below and some of the reactions below: