In a new interview, Eric Trump makes a rather audacious claim. Rather than enjoy a privileged, entitled and pampered childhood, he says his father Donald had him helping construction crews for minimum wage at the age of 11.
In the interview, which appeared on Rumble, Trump talked about his father’s rise to the Presidency. Talk also turned to memories of his childhood.
Eric Trump says he worked minimum wage jobs since he was 11 years old on constructions sites cutting rebar, working a backhoe, clearing trees, and doing electrical and plumbing work. pic.twitter.com/m1NhwR7PfP
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) August 10, 2022
Eric says that if he wanted a bike when he was 12, the response he would get would be along the lines of: “Congratulations, you’re going out with construction guys to cut rebar … you’re going to hop on a backhoe, you’re going to dig holes, you’re going to grab a chainsaw, you’re going to clear down trees from a storm, you’re going to do electrical work and plumbing work … we were on job sites. We were 11 years old, paid minimum wage, learning a trade. That was expected.”
This previously unknown glimpse into the childhood of the Trump kids met with disbelief online. And mockery.
My family has been in for construction for generations.
We would NEVER allow our 11 yr. olds to “cut rebar, working a backhoe and doing electrical and plumbing work.”
Perhaps that’s why we are still in business today. ☺️
— Mamamia ✌️ (@Mamamia1151) August 10, 2022
I’ve been in construction most of my life, nobody that cuts rebar operates a backhoe and does electrical and plumbing in the same decade.
— Andrew Ebel ✌🇺🇦 (@fakebuddyrich) August 10, 2022
I’ll take “bullshit that never happened” for $500 Alex…
— Schrödinger’s Zen…(or Roger) (@RWNJ_) August 11, 2022
And I am am astronaut from Madagascar.
— Rand Taylor (@RandTaylor2) August 10, 2022
This thing was working hard? Yeah.. I don’t think so. pic.twitter.com/obHJO4bFB6
— PMG (@pmginmyhead) August 10, 2022
He went to boarding school in PA. That’s a helluva commute for an 11-year-old.
— KrsaMae (@Tita_Mae23) August 10, 2022
Wait a minute. Did he just admit that his daddy’s business broke child labor laws
— Tammy (@2utammy) August 10, 2022
Federal law sets a 14-year-old minimum age for most jobs, and higher ages for some work, such as driving trucks, so is he telling us that his father used child labor illegally???
— Naomi Tropp (@NaomiTropp) August 10, 2022
The construction site. pic.twitter.com/to9YBCFwFJ
— Matt (@maddmatty03) August 10, 2022
Eric, like so many of his father’s supporters, has raged about the FBI searching Mar-a-Lago on Monday. He claims it’s a political witch hunt and a gross overreach of power.
The FBI has not yet confirmed what it found at the residency, but agents took away 15 boxes of documents. Two government insiders told Newsweek that they believe an informer at Mar-a-Lago directed FBI agents on where to look. They also said the search took place on purpose while Donald Trump was away in New Jersey.