Trump's Kids Stage Intervention

They tell dad to ease up on Obama; the Donald denies it, of course

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 26, 2012 11:51 AM CST

(Newser) – Donald Trump's anti-Obama campaign has apparently reached "embarrassing dad" status, because his three eldest kids recently staged an intervention of sorts advising him to tone it down, reports the New York Daily News. Eric, Donald Jr., and Ivanka "showed a lot of respect" during the mid-October meeting, a source tells the paper, "but told him he’s worked too long and too hard to build up the reputation he has. They understand completely he’s always been outspoken and that he likes attention, but this is too much."

Considering the Donald just tweeted actual praise of Obama's support for Israel, Gothamist thought maybe the Daily News story was true. But Trump himself firmly denied it on Twitter, calling the newspaper "dishonest" and saying of his kids, "It's not in their nature" to criticize dear ol' Dad. And then he went right back to mourning the state of America: "Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving. But get ready, our country is in big trouble!"

Donald Trump, left, chairman and CEO of the Trump Organization, cuts the ribbon with his children Eric, Ivanka, and Donald Trump, Jr. right, at the opening of the Trump SoHo New York, April 9, 2010.
Donald Trump, left, chairman and CEO of the Trump Organization, cuts the ribbon with his children Eric, Ivanka, and Donald Trump, Jr. right, at the opening of the Trump SoHo New York, April 9, 2010.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Donald Trump waits to be announced with his children Eric, Ivanka, and Donald Jr., during topping off festivities for the 92-story Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, Sept. 24, 2008.
Donald Trump waits to be announced with his children Eric, Ivanka, and Donald Jr., during topping off festivities for the 92-story Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, Sept. 24, 2008.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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