The Trump family’s relentless urge to grift and profit off of every aspect of the Trump presidency is legendary at this point, but to see the kids try to use their father’s impeachment hearings to boost their businesses is a new low, even for them.
Eric Trump took to Twitter this afternoon and decided to use the incredibly damning testimonies playing out in the halls of Congress as an excuse to hawk his family vineyard’s terrible wines.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) November 20, 2019
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out who he means by “these people.”
Donald Trump’s entire presidency has been characterized by constant attempts at grift and corruption, from the plans to the build a Trump Tower Moscow before the election ever took place to the out-of-the-way exorbitantly expensive lodging of Air Force members at his Scottish golf resort.
His daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner have used the president’s name and image to sell visas to Chinese businessmen in exchange for investments in their companies and the President himself has racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in golf cart fees for his secret service agents while foreign dignitaries flock to the Trump International Hotel in Washington to get in the president’s good graces.
So it shouldn’t be too surprising that his son Eric sees the collapse of his father’s political career as a good time to make a couple bucks.
Judging from the responses to today’s testimony, in which Ambassador Sondland implicated the President, Vice-President, and the Secretary of State, the Trump family and all of his supporters are going to be needing more than just wine to get through the next couple of weeks.
Maybe they’ll sell tickets to the impeachment vote!