Eric Trump has inadvertently exposed the reality behind the Trump family rhetoric about keeping their personal financial interests separate from the presidency. In an interview with Forbes, he admits that Donald Trump will continue to have access to the financial books for the Trump Organization. Eric Trump told Forbes he will continue to give his father updates “on the bottom line, profitability reports and stuff like that,” and will do so “quarterly.” He adds, “My father and I are very close. I talk to him a lot. We’re pretty inseparable.” The admission shows that the Trump family’s claims that they are keeping their interests separate continues to be a lie.
The White House promoted a Ford investment in American plants, most of which was part of a plan the automaker first announced in 2015. The U.S. auto giant on Tuesday outlined new details of its planned $9 billion in U.S. facility investments through 2019. The company said it planned to create or retain 8,500 jobs as part of its 2015 contract with the United Auto Workers. President Donald Trump trumpeted the "big announcement" before it happened in a morning tweet, suggesting it related to his efforts to get American car companies to invest at home.