struck a nerve

Eric Trump doesn’t deny stealing from kids with cancer in totally unhinged Twitter tantrum

How did you spend Thanksgiving? Eric Trump spent his holiday attacking people on Twitter for talking about that time he was accused of stealing money from kids with cancer.

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Quick backstory: In 2017, Eric’s charity, the Eric Trump Foundation, was accused of funneling $1.2 million worth of donations intended for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital into his family’s golf courses. The foundation also allegedly funneled another $500,000 into other charities connected to Trump family members or interests.

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When someone reminded Eric of this uncomfortable fact on Thanksgiving Day, the 37-year-old lashed out, tweeting: “By the age of 30, I raised 25 million dollars (at a 9.2% cumulative expense ratio) and built the most state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit & Surgery Center, dedicated to children, on earth. Don’t ever attack philanthropy especially when you have probably done shit in your life.”

According to Politifact, however, Eric’s claim is entirely false. He did not raise $25 million for pediatric cancer treatment and research. Publicly available tax records show he raised between $8.7 million and $16.3 million for St. Jude (the exact amount is unclear), which would’ve been really great… had he not taken a huge cut for his family.

Now, the responses…

Last week, Rolling Stone published a bombshell report claiming that Eric had communicated with pro MAGA insurrectionists prior to the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol using burner phones.

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An anonymous “March for Trump” team member told the magazine, “They were planning all kinds of stuff, marches and rallies. Any conversation she had with the White House or Trump family took place on those phones.”

Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.

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