In what should give critics reason to feel confident there are no conflicts of interest taking place, one of President Donald Trump‘s sons now running his business empire said Saturday he has “zero contact” with his father.
…or, given the media’s dislike of the president, the news will prompt claims of Trump being estranged from his family.
Speaking at a GOP fundraiser in Dallas, Donald Trump Jr. praised the progress his father has made as president, saying he’s seen “more take place in two months than I saw in two terms before.”
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But Trump Jr. said he doesn’t speak with his father at all.
“I basically have zero contact with him at this point,” he told the crowd, according to NBC News.
Trump Jr. tells GOP donors he has "zero contact" with president https://t.co/EnDBQus9jW pic.twitter.com/u0kkWzUOSO
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 12, 2017
Trump Jr. and younger brother Eric took the reins of the family business in January, but leaving politics behind has not been easy.
“I thought I was out of politics after Election Day and [would] get back to my regular life and my family,” Trump Jr. said. “But I couldn’t.
“Deals are still exciting,” he added. “But when you’re the sort of guy out there every day, 24-7, fighting in this thing — it’s like a great fight.”
Sen. Ted Cruz was also speaking at the fundraiser, prompting the president’s son to take a playful jab.
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“I saw on TV that [Cruz] had had dinner with my father earlier this week,” he told attendees. “Now, I don’t even know if I have to deliver a punch line to that. But it’s sort of ironic.”
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