Politics Eric Trump: My father started with 'just about nothing'

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  1. XuXu

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    http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/23/politics/eric-trump-donald-trump-american-dream/index.html




    Eric Trump on Friday defended his father's self-made real estate mogul narrative, saying the Republican presidential nominee was the epitome of the American dream for having "gone from just about nothing" to become a successful real estate mogul in New York.

    The younger Trump's comments follow extensive reporting of how the GOP presidential candidate got his start in property development in part thanks to a $1 million loan from his father, Fred Trump, in the late 1960s or early 1970s.
    "Well, I think he's a guy who has been an entrepreneurial guy," Eric Trump told Fox News on Friday after being asked about his father's outreach to millennial voters. "He's built an amazing company. He's become the epitome of the American dream."
    Trump begun to say that millennials could relate to his father because "he's gone from just about nothing," but was interrupted by "Outnumbered" panelist Julie Roginsky.
    "Nothing? He got a million bucks? I mean, come on," Roginsky interjected.
    "Listen, he's built an unbelievable empire," Trump responded. "He's epitomized what America is all about: opportunity and working hard and being able to achieve your dreams and what you want to succeed, right?"
    Trump continued, "It's no different from a (Mark) Zuckerberg, right, who went
    out with a great idea like Facebook and developed this idea and built it and grew it and grew it and grew it. That's achieving something, right? And I think it is very different than a person who has been career politician."
    In 2015, Donald Trump described the $1 million loan from his father as "small."
    "My whole life really has been a 'no' and I fought through it," Trump said at an NBC-sponsored town hall in October. "It has not been easy for me, it has not been easy for me. And you know I started off in Brooklyn, my father gave me a small loan of a million dollars."
    The 32-year-old Eric Trump on Friday also said that he thought millennials did not relate to policy well because "they haven't lived their lives long enough to understand ... the broad stroke of issues."
    "They obviously understand a lot of issues as it pertains to them, student debt, and this and that," Trump said. "But I think maybe taxes and things might be a little less significant than other issues. And so I just think there is a disconnect between somebody who is constantly talking about policy and this and that, than a man who's built a great company."
    Donald Trump's children have become prominent surrogates for his unconventional presidential campaign, but at times have cause minor controversies of their own.
    Eric Trump's comments come after his older brother, Donald Jr., caused controversy earlier this week when he likened Syrian refugees to Skittles.
     
  2. GLguygardner

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    He thinks his dad is comparable to Mark Zuckerberg.
     
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    Fuck that kid.

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    If Donald knew what was good for him he'd hide away his serial killer-looking sons and have Ivanka out there much more often instead.
     
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    It's no horatio Alger story, but still, turning a million into several billion is quite impressive. Donald Trump has had an successful career as a businessman. Yes, that includes going bankrupt. Bankruptcy is a tool, it's not a mark of incompetence.
     
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    My pap gave me $20 when I left home.
     
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    Once again revisionist history. Trump grew up very wealthy, his father and grandfather were very successful builders and after WW2 his father made a mint building those 5 story apt. buildings that are all over queens and Brooklyn. Donald took THAT over.
     
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    That's $8 million in today's money what he started with. I wish I had nothing like that.
     
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    Out of touch rich kid or an out of touch rich kid.
     
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    lotsa of people who grew up with something still managed to fuck it all up
    so it's something to be proud of that you didn't fall into the trap of entitlement

    but to pretend something else is silly
     
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    Just like when Hillary said she and Bill were "dead broke" when they left the White House?
     
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    As opposed to making your millions speaking infront of a bunch of other rich people? This arguments tit for tat.
     
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    Out of touch group of imbeciles