Feels so close

Eric Trump shares his creepy thoughts on nepotism and the reason his family is so “innately close”

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, nepotism is “the unfair practice by a powerful person of giving jobs and other favors to relatives.” According to Eric Trump, it’s just the way life is. So get over it!

“Nepotism is kind of a factor of life,” Trump casually tells Forbes in a new interview.

The 32-year-old is currently running the Trump Organization alongside his older brother, Don Jr., while their dad, sister, and brother-in-law run the country into the ground.

“We might be here because of nepotism,” Eric continues, “but we’re not still here because of nepotism.”

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If you’re confused by that, Eric explains: “You know, if we didn’t do a good job, if we weren’t competent, believe me, we wouldn’t be in this spot. … I think hopefully we earned our stripes. And I think that’s ultimately why we’re in the seat we’re in.”

Never mind the help they had from WikiLeaks, James Comey, and, oh yeah, the Russians. The Trumps are where they are because of their tremendous competence in every single thing that they do.

According to Eric, whose wife Lara was just given a high profile job working for Donald’s 2020 reelection campaign, his pops demands the upmost from everyone around him, including his offspring.

“He’s a guy, no matter where it is, he expects people to perform,” Eric says. “And if they’re not performing, he kind of encourages them to go on their way.”

This is clearly demonstrated by the people in his administration, who are doing such a fantastic job. They’ve consistently helped Donald’s job approval rating sink lower and lower week after week. (The latest polls have him at a paltry 34% approval rating, his worst yet, though we’re sure he’ll manage to outdo himself by this time next week.)

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Eric continues, “You know the one thing, Don, Ivanka and I never let him down really in any factor of life. And I think it’s one of the reasons that we’re as innately close as we are.”

Close indeed: