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BY: Alex Griswold
The Washington Post misreported remarks Eric Trump made on Fox News this week in a way that cast the president's son as out-of-touch with the average American.
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A blog post from the Post‘s Christopher Ingraham highlighted remarks Eric Trump supposedly made during a Wednesday appearance on "Hannity" in which he crowed that his 401(k) retirement account was booming ever since his father took office.
"I just opened up my 401(k), I haven't looked at in a year. It's up by 35 percent. I didn't think retirement was possible," the Post reported Trump as saying.
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The notion that Trump was concerned about his retirement prospects led Ingraham to write, "Set aside the fact that Trump, heir to a multibillion-dollar fortune and an already-wealthy businessman in his own right, the returns on a measly $18,500 in annual 401(k) contributions have little bearing on his ability to stop working…"
Ingraham went on to note that half of Americans didn't even have 401(k)'s, making Trump's remark somewhat insensitive to their financial woes.
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"Eric Trump’s 401(k) is up by 35 percent, but half of American families don’t even have one," the Post headline read.
The only problem: Trump never actually claimed his own retirement...
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