Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpHow Trump uses fundraising emails to remain undisputed leader of the GOP Donald Trump Jr. joins Cameo Book claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents MORE praised the “spirit“ of Indians living in poverty during a trip to India to promote new Trump Organization luxury apartments.
“There is something about the Indian people that is unique here to other parts of the emerging world,” Trump Jr. told CNBC in New Delhi on Tuesday.
“You go through a town, and I don’t mean to be glib about it, but you can see the poorest of the poor, and there is still a smile on a face ... It’s a different spirit that you don't see in other parts of the world where people walk around so solemn,” Trump Jr. said.
Despite hardships, Trump Jr. said that spirit speaks to the potential of what India can achieve in the future.
“I know some of the most successful people in the world and some of them are the most miserable people in the world,” Trump Jr. said.
President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Netanyahu suggests Biden fell asleep in meeting with Israeli PM Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims MORE’s sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric TrumpEric TrumpSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant House panel tees up Trump executive privilege fight in Jan. 6 probe Trump to Pence on Jan. 6: 'You don't have the courage' MORE, have taken over much of the family’s business while Trump is in office.
Last October, the brothers announced two real estate projects which include a Trump-branded tower in Kolkata and apartments in New Delhi.
Ethics watchdog groups criticized Trump Jr.’s trip on Monday after reports surfaced that he will deliver a foreign policy speech at an event with Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi, calling it a conflict of interest.
The State Department on Tuesday distanced itself from Trump Jr.’s speech, telling reporters the agency had no role in shaping his message.