It has been a while since we heard from Eric Trump. Could it be that he finally realized that he could be in serious legal danger?
Trump’s second son, who is executive vice president of the Trump Organization, recently went silent on the radio. He hasn’t made any media appearances for weeks, and his last tweet was 10 days ago and was just a photo of him and his wife, Lara, on a yacht submitted without any comment.
Now, it could be that Eric is just taking a break from the spotlight. This would be the first time he has done so in about five years, but we assume it is possible.
The timing of his little sabbatical, however, is certainly convenient.
It literally happens at the same time that two of his father’s closest allies – Tom Barrack, chairman of Trump’s nomination committee in 2017, and Allen Weisselberg, former chief financial officer of the Trump Organization – were indicted for crimes. unconnected.
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Last week Barrack was arrested for allegedly acting as an unregistered foreign agent, obstructing justice and lying to the FBI. Two weeks earlier, Weisselberg had surrendered to police after being charged with conspiracy, criminal tax evasion, falsifying business records and robbery, among others.
Both men denied any wrongdoing.
Immediately after Weisselberg was indicted, Eric and his older brother Don Jr. hit the media circuit. They defended him on Newsmax and Fox News and called it a “political vendetta” against their father.
Ivanka Trump, however, has not weighed in on the matter and has kept a very low profile. She would have “distanced herself” from her father and the family business. Many legal experts believe she does this because she knows investigators will come after her next.
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Maybe Eric finally got the memo and figured out that when literally everyone around you is arrested and charged with crimes and forced to cooperate with prosecutors in investigating your family, it’s usually best to shut down. lips and wait for things to explode. more than.
One person who still doesn’t seem to understand the gravity of the situation is Don Jr., who continues to draw attention to himself by tweeting misinformation about coronaviruses, disparaging Joe Biden, and campaigning for his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, replaces Meghan McCain. on La vue.
Graham Gremore is editor and editor at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.