Trump Children Weigh In on Family Business and Their Dad’s Presidential Bid
Comes as they opened their latest hotel in D.C.
By MEGHAN KENEALLY
October 27, 2016, 1:27 PM
• 5 min read
-- Donald Trump's oldest children opened up about their views of the family business in light of the latest Trump hotel property that officially opened this week in Washington, D.C.
"I've been joking for a while that when we started even just this project, we said Trump was coming to Pennsylvania Avenue," Ivanka Trump, 34, told ABC News of their new hotel, which is blocks from the White House. "And we didn't even know at the time what exactly that meant."
Donald Trump Jr., 38, joked that his father was going to get to the storied neighborhood "one way or the other."
Despite reports of flagging foot traffic at Trump properties, Eric Trump said, "we have the hottest brand in the world right now."
Donald Trump reiterated Eric's sentiments, but called that a lesser concern of his right now.
"I think the brand is hotter than it's ever been,” the Republican presidential nominee said during the group's interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos. “But it doesn't matter to me. I don't care. It doesn't matter. I don't care about the brand. I care about the country. And fixing in this country.”
Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric, 32, who are all senior vice presidents at The Trump Organization, told Stephanopoulos that they plan to continue to work for the company rather than the government even if their father wins the presidency. And soon, they may have another family member to add to the roster.
Tiffany Trump, 23, who just graduated from college in May, said, "of course, I'm interested" in joining the family business.
"I'm applying to law school, though, so I'd like to bring a different kind of skill set to the company,” she told Stephanopoulos. “But we'll see what happens in the future. But they work so hard and it really, really is inspiring to see.”