St. Jude’s has confirmed Eric Trump helped raised millions of dollars for sick children through his foundation AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis
FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, listens as his son Eric Trump speaks during a rally in Biloxi, Miss. A law enforcement official says New York City police and the FBI are investigating a threatening letter sent to the Manhattan apartment of Eric Trump. The official says the envelope sent to Eric Trump's apartment on Thursday, March 17, 2016 contained a suspicious white powder and a threatening letter. There were no injuries and the official said preliminary tests indicated that the white substance was not hazardous. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

After Eric Trump’s claim that he has raised millions of dollars for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital of Tennessee through his Eric Trump Foundation came into question, the organization confirmed in a letter that the President-elect’s son has, in fact, raised $16.3 million over the past decade.

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The letter confirmed the amount even though Eric Trump’s tax records reflected that the Foundation had raised much less. However, according to The New York Times, tax records can often be up to two years behind current giving.

“I am amazed by the many ways that you have personally embraced our cause and cared for our children and families,” Richard C. Shadyac Jr., president of the hospital’s fund-raising organization, wrote in the December 30 letter, which Eric Trump provided to The Times. “As you are aware, we are expanding our lifesaving work and are working to push cure rates even higher in this country and around the world, while improving the lives of survivors by developing and advancing treatments that reduce side effects. We are only able to do this because of the support provided by donors and supporters like you.”

The President-elect’s son has announced, however, that he will be removing his name from his charity in order to avoid any potential conflicts of interest while Trump is in office.

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