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

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