30 Facts About Eric Trump


Eric Frederick Trump was born on January 6,1984 and is an American businessman, activist, and former reality television presenter.


Eric Trump is the third child and second son of Donald Trump, and his first wife, Ivana Trump.


Trump is a trustee and executive vice president of his father's business, the Trump Organization, running it alongside his brother Donald Jr.


Eric Trump served as a boardroom judge on his father's TV show The Apprentice.


Eric Trump was born in New York City and attended Trinity School.


Eric Trump's parents divorced in 1990, when he was six years old.


Eric Trump's grandfather, Milos Zelnicek, who died in 1990, was an engineer; his grandmother, Maria, worked in a shoe factory.


Eric Trump graduated with a degree in finance and management from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.


Eric Trump started accompanying his father to job sites and negotiations from a young age.


Eric Trump has said he mowed lawns, laid tile, and did other work on his father's properties in his youth.


Eric Trump briefly considered other careers but decided to join the family business while a high school student.


Eric Trump is the Eric Trump Organization's executive vice president of development and acquisitions.


Eric Trump worked with his sister, Ivanka, to redesign and renovate Trump National Doral and its Blue Monster course in Miami, Florida.


In 2013, Eric Trump received Wine Enthusiast Magazines "Rising Star of the Year" Award.


Eric Trump claimed that, unlike Hunter, "When my father became president, our family stopped doing international business deals".


PolitiFact noted that not only had the Trump family engaged in international business dealings since Trump became president, but that some of the president's children, including Eric, had openly celebrated their international business activities during that time.


Eric Trump was a boardroom judge on his father's reality television series The Apprentice.


In June 2017, Forbes reported that the Eric Trump Foundation shifted money intended to go to cancer patients to the Trumps' businesses.


Eric Trump had asserted that his foundation got to use Trump Organization assets for free, but that appears not to be true.


In June 2017, the New York State Attorney General's Office confirmed that it had begun an inquiry into the Eric Trump Foundation, based on issues the Forbes investigation raised.


Eric Trump was a key advisor, fundraiser, and campaign surrogate during the campaign.


Eric Trump said, "Ivanka is a strong, powerful woman; she wouldn't allow herself to be objected [recte subjected] to it".


In May 2020, Eric Trump said on Fox News that stay-at-home orders to combat the spread of COVID-19 were a strategy by the Democrats and the Joe Biden campaign intended to prevent his father's reelection by depriving him of the ability to conduct large campaign rallies.


Eric Trump said that after election day, "Coronavirus will magically all of a sudden go away and disappear and everybody will be able to reopen".


In September 2020, Eric Trump spread a false video that appeared to show Biden "being caught red-handed using a teleprompter" when he was not.


Eric Trump shared a fake video that purported to show Trump ballots being burned.


On July 4,2013, Eric Trump became engaged to his longtime girlfriend Lara Lea Yunaska, an associate producer on the syndicated television news program Inside Edition.


The couple's first child, Eric "Luke" Trump, a son, was born in September 2017, and their daughter, Carolina Dorothy, in August 2019.


Donald Eric Trump addressed the controversy, saying on TMZ that he fully supported his sons' actions.


In March 2022, Eric Trump joined other members of his family in switching his official residency from New York to Florida.