Eric Trump Forced To Shut Down Charitable Foundation

Donald Trump’s son, Eric Trump, is suspending the operations of his charitable foundation that raises money for children with cancer after concerns arose that donors could be seen as buying access to the president-elect.

The decision to stop fundraising comes after the Eric Trump Foundation was heavily criticized for sponsoring an auction to have coffee and a chat with his sister, Ivanka Trump.

“No new money will come into the ETF bank account,” Eric Trump wrote in an email message on Thursday.

“As unfortunate as it is, I understand the quagmire,” Eric Trump said. “You do a good thing that backfires.”

Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday morning to criticize the plug having to be pulled on the foundation.


The foundation was founded in 2007, and it raises more than $1.5 million a year through a golf tournament, online auctions and other events.

In total, the foundation has raised around $15 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a pediatric-cancer center in Memphis.

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