Eric Trump slammed for promoting Trump Magazine on Twitter

Eric Trump, President Trump’s son, took to Twitter on Friday and hinted at the return of a Trump publication.

“Trump Magazine 2018 #HotOffThePress,” he wrote, while sharing an image that shows the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. on the magazine’s cover.

Many reactions followed and quite a few were critical.

SEE ALSO: Ivanka Trump's Black History Month tweet sparks outrage

“The cover of the latest issue of Trump magazine is the president’s DC hotel where diplomats stay to curry favor with the Trump regime. God bless America,” wrote one tweeter.

First Family: Getting to know Eric Trump
See Gallery
First Family: Getting to know Eric Trump

Eric Trump is President-elect Donald Trump's third child with his first wife Ivana Trump. 

Caption: Ivana Trump, Eric Trump, her former husband Donald Trump and her daughter Ivanka Trump in 1998. (Getty)

Eric attended The Hill School, a strict boarding school in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. 

Caption: Ivana Trump and Eric Trump in 1996. (Getty)

Eric attended Georgetown University in Washington D.C. He is the only one of the adult Trump siblings that did not attend their father's alma mater University of Pennsylvania. 

Caption: Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump and Tiffany Trump (Reuters) 

Eric is a reality tv star just like his father. He has made appearances alongside the president-elect on The Apprentice as a boardroom judge from 2010-2015. 

Caption: Donald Trump (C) and his sons Eric F. Trump (L) and Donald Trump Jr. (R) attend the 'Celebrity Apprentice All Stars' Season 13 Press Conference in 2012. (Getty)

Eric Trump married his wife Laura in 2014. She is a producer for CBS' Inside Edition. 

Instagram caption: "Amazing that our anniversary is also Election Day! Happy anniversary @laraleatrump 🇺🇸🇺🇸"

Eric founded the Eric Trump Foundation when he was 23-years-old. The charity aims at raising money for children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The organization's website says they have "donated and pledged nearly $30 million dollars to St. Jude."

Instagram caption: "So proud of our @erictrumpfdn Road Scholar truck! It's dedicated to the children of @stjude"

Eric runs the Trump Organization's golf courses. Since joining the organization in 2013, Eric increased the number of international golf courses from three to 17.

Instagram caption: "Beautiful day to play at Trump National Jupiter @larayunaska"

While speaking on the campaign trail in October, Eric Trump mistakenly introduced then-vice presidential candidate Mike Pence as the Governor of Illinois. Pence is the governor of Indiana. The 32-year-old chalked it up to a slip of the tongue. 

Caption: Vice President-elect, Indiana Governor Mike Pence (C) is greeted by Eric Trump (R), son of President-elect Donald Trump. (Getty)

Eric made headlines on Election day after he tweeted a photo of his ballot while voting for his dad. The tweet was quickly deleted, but not before garnering over 3,000 retweets and over 8,000 likes. 

It is illegal in New York to share a photo of your election ballot.


“Is this how you advertise for White House job vacancies? I think you need a thicker magazine,” someone else tweeted.

“If only Trump could read. Let’s just hope this is filled with pretty pictures,” wrote another Twitter user.

According to Time, this could be an effort by the Trump family to re-enter the publishing business.

“Various Trump-related imprints existed between 1997 and 2009, including Trump Style, Trump World, and the subsequent Trump Magazine, which reportedly shut down due to decreasing advertising revenue in the wake of the recession,” Time noted.

Father and Son: Donald Trump and Eric Trump
See Gallery
Father and Son: Donald Trump and Eric Trump

Eric Trump:  Pre-schooler

Proud papa Donald Trump poses with the three children from his first marriage (from left: Ivanka, Donald Jr.  and Eric), who have since grown up and have joined him in the Trump Organization.

Eric Trump:  Age 4

The siblings share a moment of fun in their apartment at Trump Tower, where their father still lives today.  Their close bond and sense of fun has served them well in their working relationship at the Trump Organization.  (From left: Ivanka, Donald Jr. Trump and Eric.)

Eric Trump:  Age 24

Eric  poses with his father at a reception for the Eric Trump Foundation's Second Annual Golf Invitational, a fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Eric Trump:  Age 24

Real estate tycoon Donald Trump and his son Eric have some father-son bonding time while watching Tito Ortiz and Lyoto Machida duke it out during a boxing match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Eric Trump: Age 25

Father and son share a laugh watching comedian Jimmy Fallon during a reception at the Eric Trump Foundation's Third Annual Golf Invitational. The younger Trump's foundation focuses on children battling life-threatening or debilitating medical conditions.


Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.