Eric Trump Says He’ll Update His Dad On Trump Organization’s Finances

Eric Trump is seen upon his arrival in in the lobby of Trump Tower Donald Trump transition meetings, New York, USA - 18 Jan 2017 (Rex Features via AP Images)
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Eric Trump has pledged not to talk about the family business with his father while the elder Trump occupies the Oval Office, but he let slip in an interview published Friday morning that he would continue to update the President on the Trump Organization’s financials.

He told Forbes that he would keep President Donald Trump posted on “on the bottom line, profitability reports and stuff like that, but you know, that’s about it.”

The comment came just after telling a Forbes reporter about his plan to keep the family business and his father’s role as President separate.

“There is kind of a clear separation of church and state that we maintain, and I am deadly serious about that exercise,” he told Forbes. “I do not talk about the government with him, and he does not talk about the business with us. That’s kind of a steadfast pact we made, and it’s something that we honor.”

Asked how often he would give his father updates on the business, Eric Trump it could possibly occur on a quarterly basis.

“My father and I are very close,” he said. “I talk to him a lot. We’re pretty inseparable.”

The President did not divest from his business interests after he assumed office, instead choosing to hand the reins over to his two oldest sons.

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  1. Avatar for nemo nemo says:

    This is so fucked up but so predictable.

  2. Welcome to the Banana Republic of the United States.

    Dear Leader will see you now, as soon as you pay the baksheesh.

  3. Avatar for cd cd says:

    there is no honor in that family, this guy is as full of crap as his dad

    separation, my ASS

  4. Yes, I’m sure Trump, restrained as ever, would just let it slide without another word when Eric pops into say, “We’re tanking, Pops,” before jetting away to slay another herd of elephants.

  5. donnie never can figure out how to turn the ticker-tape on …

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