“Nepotism is kind of a factor of life,” Trump told Forbes in his Trump Tower office in a February interview that posted Tuesday. He is currently running the Trump Organization in his father’s absence with his older brother, Donald Trump Jr.
“We might be here because of nepotism, but we’re not still here because of nepotism,” he said. “You know, if we didn’t do a good job, if we weren’t competent, believe me, we wouldn’t be in this spot.”
“I don’t know if (Donald Trump) could have done the presidential thing four years ago,” he said. “Certainly eight years ago, he couldn’t have. I think we probably would have been too big of question marks for him.”
Eric Trump said that now he and his brother have proved themselves, with the “many of the deals that we’ve done.”