‘You’d Think This Would Be Sacred’: Eric Trump on St. Jude Family Being Attacked Online for Thanking Him
A woman who said she experienced hateful online attacks after thanking Eric Trump for his commitment to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was able to thank the president’s son directly Tuesday on “Fox & Friends.”
Sherrie Hopper said that her nephew, Zachary, was treated at St. Jude and had a “small basketball-sized” cancerous tumor removed from one of his kidneys in 2012.
Hopper had thanked Trump for his support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital of Tennessee on Twitter, and said she and her family are “eternally grateful” for his commitment.
After Trump shared the post, Hopper posted a video for the “#WalkAway Campaign” saying that the “hate” her family had received online was “unreal.”
- Eric Trump spotted a passing ambulance and rushed to stop it.
The Washington Examiner reported:
An ordinary morning in New York City last week for President Trump’s son Eric Trump abruptly turned frantic when he rushed to the aid of a woman who passed out near a train station, dodging rush-hour traffic to chase down a passing ambulance.
According to an eyewitness account provided to Secrets, Trump and his security detail stopped to tend to the unidentified woman outside of the F train stop near 57th Street and 6th Avenue on Wednesday morning.
Our tipster, who requested anonymity, said Trump then spotted a passing ambulance and rushed to stop it.
“I watched as Eric looked up, spotted an ambulance slowly passing by on 6th, ran into traffic — almost getting hit by a bicyclist — and shouted at the ambulance to get its attention,” said the observer.
“Not sure if the ambulance had been called for or if Eric managed to hail one out of the blue, but in any case his sense of urgency was clear and he succeeded in getting the paramedics to stop and tend to the woman.”
Eric and Lara Trump joked Friday that their month-old baby boy, Eric Luke, already looks like a member of the Trump family with his full head of blonde hair. The baby was born Sept. 12 and is the couple’s first child and Trump’s ninth grandchild.
“He’s so sweet and a lot of hair. You’ll see. Apparently he’s got more hair than most babies,” Lara Trump told Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt in a pre-taped interview that aired Friday.
“The Trump hair,” Eric Trump added.
“The Trump hair,” his wife reiterated.
ERIC TRUMP CHARITY FOR CHILDREN UNDER FIRE FOR PAYING TRUMP GOLF COURSES AFTER YEARS OF FREE GOLF TOURNAMENTS
- Eric Trump has hosted charity golf tournaments since 2007, when he was 23, to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
- The Eric Trump Foundation employed no staff until 2015, and its annual expense ratio averaged 13%, about half of what most charities pay in overhead
- More than $11 million in donations have been sent to that hospital, raised more than $16.3 million dollars.
- Eric was able to use a Trump golf course for free until 2011 when the charity got bigger and costs got more expensive
- President Trump in 2011 ordered the billing after he became aware about six years ago that his company had been absorbing all the huge costs.
- “The charity had grown so much that the Trump Organization couldn’t absorb all of those costs anymore
Eric Trump set up his foundation as a public charity, a classification that allows it to raise most of its money from outside donors. In 2007, when he was 23, the first Eric Trump golf tournament took place, raising $220,000. A compelling sales pitch evolved–the free golf course and the donated goods and services assured donors that every penny possible went to charity.
The Eric Trump Foundation employed no staff until 2015, and its annual expense ratio averaged 13%, about half of what most charities pay in overhead. His original seven-person board was made up of personal friends, an innocuous lot who helped sell tournament tickets, which last year ranged from $3,000 for a single all-day ticket to $100,000 for a pair of VIP foursomes.
For the first four years of the golf tournament, from 2007 to 2010, the total expenses averaged about $50,000, according to the tax filings. Not quite the zero-cost advantage that a donor might expect given who owned the club but at least in line with what other charities pay to host outings at Trump courses, according to a review of ten tax filings for other charitable organizations.
But in 2011, things took a turn. Costs for Eric Trump’s tournament jumped from $46,000 to $142,000, according to the foundation’s IRS filings. Why would the price of the tournament suddenly triple in one year? “In the early years, they weren’t being billed [for the club]–the bills would just disappear,” says Ian Gillule, who served as membership and marketing director at Trump National Westchester during two stints from 2006 to 2015 and witnessed how Donald Trump reacted to the tournament’s economics. “Mr. Trump had a cow. He flipped. He was like, ‘We’re donating all of this stuff, and there’s no paper trail? No credit?’ And he went nuts. He said, ‘I don’t care if it’s my son or not–everybody gets billed.’ “
Katrina Kaupp, who served on the board of directors at the Eric Trump Foundation in 2010 and 2011, also remembers Donald Trump insisting the charity start paying its own way, despite Eric’s public claims to the contrary. “We did have to cover the expenses,” she says. “The charity had grown so much that the Trump Organization couldn’t absorb all of those costs anymore.” The Trump Organization declined to answer detailed questions about the payments. But it seems that for the future president, who Forbes estimates is worth $3.5 billion, a freebie to help his son directly fight kids’ cancer took a backseat to revenue.
Eric Trump wasted no time lashing out at critics on Twitter after his charity came under fire following a new report that claimed $100,000 raised for child cancer research was funneled back into the Trump Organization.
‘I have raised $16.3 million dollars for terminally ill children at @StJude with less than a 12.3% expense ratio. What have you done today?!’ Trump tweeted in response to a journalist.
Seattle-based technology journalist, Glenn Fleishman, had tweeted at Trump saying: ‘I steal from children with cancer,’ after the report was released by Forbes.
The tweet came shortly after the report claimed the Eric Trump Foundation paid the family’s Trump Organization more than $1.2 million for fundraising golf events despite Eric’s claims that the charity was able to use a Trump golf course for free.
….More than $11 million in donations have been sent to that hospital.
‘TRUMP JEANS’: DONALD JR. SLAMS CHELSEA HANDLER, CALLS ERIC’S BABY BOY AS ‘JEANS’ INSTEAD OF ‘GENES’
Has-been left-wing comedian Chelsea Handler has nothing but a nasty tweet after finding out Eric Trump and his wife Lara are expecting their first baby – and it’s a baby boy:
I guess one of
@realDonaldTrump‘s sons is expecting a new baby. Just what we need. Another person with those jeans. Let’s hope for a girl.
Donald Trump Jr. noticed the hateful, left-wing comedian using the word ‘jeans’ instead of ‘genes.’
My response to
@ChelseaHandler and her sick tweet targeted at our family. So much for the “tolerant left!
“We found out on my birthday, which was pretty cool,” says Eric, 33.
Lara Trump, 33, a former Inside Edition producer who is now involved with multiple animal charities, says that now she’s in her second trimester, she’s feeling great. “I was exhausted in the beginning,” she says.
“It surprised me, because I’m a very active person, and until the fatigue hit, I didn’t believe it would actually happen to me,” she says. “It really affected me. But I’m feeling really good now.”
Now that they’re expecting, they say they just need to come up with a name for baby, who will be President Trump’s ninth grandchild. (Eric’s brother Don Jr. has five kids with his wife Vanessa; sister Ivanka has three with husband Jared Kushner.)
( Daily Mail ) Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Junior were spotted laughing and strolling the streets of Aspen enjoying their family spring break.
After lunch at the trendy Ajax Tavern the group browsed the local shops with Ivanka picking up some items in Club Monaco.
Donald Junior was joined by his wife Vanessa on the crisp 62 degree Sunday afternoon.
Ivanka wore a chic black tracksuit during the family outing and sported reflective sunglasses. Both Trump children were spotted periodically checking their phones after a busy week.