President-elect Donald Trump thinks it's a "ridiculous shame" that his son Eric Trump should have to stop directly asking for donations to his charitable foundation. Eric Trump announced Wednesday that he understood the "quagmire" surrounding his involvement soliciting donations, referring to potential conflicts of interest and the possibility that donors may try gain access to his father through him, and that he would step away from fundraising efforts.
Two days later, Donald Trump made his objections to this decision abundantly clear:
While Eric Trump's foundation does support causes like finding a cure for childhood cancer, The New York Times noted the causes the Clinton Foundation supports did not stop Donald Trump from criticizing Hillary Clinton's alleged conflicts of interest during the presidential election. Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that when Clinton was secretary of state she gave favors to foundation donors.