While there are some that might slam Donald Trump and his “Twitter fingers,” the president-elect uses Twitter to keep his message from being distorted by the media. And for the past few days, the media has been talking about Eric Trump and his foundation.
While there are some who might love to blast Eric Trump’s foundation, it is a noble cause at its heart. The foundation raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Washington Post reported that the organization has raised around $15 million (though an AP investigation placed that number at $7.3 million since 2007).
However, the story that is more consistently told is one of Eric Trump’s unorthodox fundraising tactics. Basically, the Eric Trump Foundation makes money by auctioning off time with members of the Trump family. And now that one of those members is the president-elect, Eric’s group is catching some heat.
Friday morning, Donald Trump expressed his feelings in a pair of tweets that painted his son as a loving philanthropist.
Eric Trump has backed away from fundraising and has announced that he will no longer be directly involved with the foundation. His announcement comes in the wake of news that he was auctioning time with his father for the day after Donald Trump is sworn in as president.