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Eric Trump Claims His Family Wasn't 'Smart Enough' To Pull Off Russian Collusion In Self-Own For The Ages

Eric Trump Claims His Family Wasn't 'Smart Enough' To Pull Off Russian Collusion In Self-Own For The Ages
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Former Republican President Donald Trump faced doubts about his credibility to lead the Oval Office when he was elected in the 2016 presidential election.

Much of what Democrats feared based on the business mogul's inexperience in political affairs was almost immediately confirmed, but one individual close to Trump's inner circle also had reservations about his potential to lead the country.

That person was none other than his third child, Eric Trump.

As a guest on Jay Cutler's Uncut podcast, Eric Trump admitted his family wasn't smart enough to be capable of committing the crimes his critics accused his father of throughout his presidency.

You can see Eric Trump's self-deprecating comments here:


Smart and easily manipulated by a foreign power don't often go together though, which several people pointed out.

On the 2016 campaign trail, Eric said the family had "minimal knowledge of American politics" and were worried about how they were going to get enough votes to beat their more experienced candidates.

There was one particular topic Eric felt strongly about.

"We weren't smart enough to collude with Russia," said Eric.

"We didn't know what the hell we were doing. We didn't know what a delegate was."

It didn't take long for Twitter to share their hot take.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) alleged the Trumps conspired with the Russian government and WikiLeaks to interfere with the 2016 election.

Despite Special Counsel Robert Mueller uncovering extensive contacts between the Trump campaign and individuals linked to the Russian government, the lawsuit was dropped in 2019 due to Mueller's inability to prosecute the sitting President and Congress' failure to take action beyond impeaching Trump.

The Trump run Justice Department also failed to seek charges against the Trump family. Numerous others were indicted and some convicted. Trump later pardoned many of them.

In his interview with Cutler, Eric additionally recalled being politically inexperienced and naive while at the Iowa caucuses.

He chuckled:

"Jay, I remember walking up to a caucus in Iowa saying, you know, I looked at this young staffer and I go, 'Hey, do you know what a caucus is?'"

Eric Trump currently serves as Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization.

His wife Lara, who in 2022 considered running for a Senate seat in North Carolina but ultimately changed her mind, is a frequent Fox News contributor.