Friday 23 February 2018

Exclusive: 'She sacrificed her entire life for me' - Eric Trump reveals his 'Irish mother'

Eric Trump, pictured at Doonbeg Photo: Arthur Ellis
Eric Trump, pictured at Doonbeg Photo: Arthur Ellis

Niamh Horan in Doonbeg, Co Clare

Eric Trump, son of US President Donald Trump, has spoken about the ‘Irish mother’ who reared him since he was a child and still remains within the Trump family’s most trusted circle to this day.

Speaking about Dorothy Curry, the woman he credits with sacrificing her own life to look after him, the 33-year-old says the Co Cavan woman proved to be a vital nurturing force in his life.

He said: “She is a second mom to me and a really amazing person.

“She’s a massive part of the fabric of our family. I mean quite frankly she sacrificed her entire life for, mainly myself, but really the three of us. She never had kids. We were her kids. So we were very, very close and still are to this day.

Illustrating their bond he said: “My wife is pregnant, and when we announced it and called the family, she is pretty much the only person outside the family who is non-blood, who knew at the same time.

“So I feel like I have a lot of Irish heritage in me based on her, based on the fact that I was coming over here [to Ireland] with her every single summer. And, again, it wasn’t like I was going to Dublin and staying in some hotel. I mean this was real Ireland. She would take a car and we drove all over Ireland together — it was a lot of fun.”

In the wide-ranging interview, Mr Trump also gives his views on Bono, Rory McIlroy and North Korea and he opens up about the lessons his famous father has taught him about business, money and life.

Read the full interview only in the print edition of tomorrow’s Sunday Independent.

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