Trevor Noah asks how Eric Trump got this way, then finds his answer close to home

Trevor Noah tries to figure out Eric Trump
(Image credit: Screenshot/YouTube/The Daily Show)

President Trump isn't the only Trump having a sad! week, Trevor Noah said on Wednesday's Daily Show. He played the clip of Eric Trump lashing out at Democrats on Fox News. "Wow," Noah said. "The same guy who got so upset when Hillary called his dad's supporters 'deplorables' is now saying that Democrats aren't even human beings? Really?" Then he dug a bit. "I don't know about you, but whenever I see this sort of thing, it makes me wonder: How did this person get this way?" Noah said, adding that the other recent story about Eric Trump helped him "understand a bit."

That other story is the report in Forbes that the Eric Trump Foundation directed hundreds of thousands of dollars from charity golf events for the St. Jude Children's Hospital to his family's business, the Trump Organization. "Taking money that was meant for kids suffering from cancer to line your own pockets," Noah shook his head. "So when I first read this story, I thought, Wow, this guy is such a dirtbag. But that's not entirely fair, honestly." Eric Trump did raise millions of dollars for the St. Jude Children's Hospital, and the reason he started paying inflated costs to the Trump Organization? Apparently, that was his father's doing. "So I guess at the end of the day, we're stating to understand that this is the curse of being one of Donald Trump's children," Noah said. "You can try and be good, but he'll be like, 'No, no, no, don't do that — you're a Trump.'" He ended with a real estate analogy. Watch below, but be warned, the video is slightly NSFW. Peter Weber

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us