Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr. hits back after PETA releases Halloween costume mocking him PETA releases Halloween costume of Trump Jr. with bloody leopard trophy Flake condemns Trump Jr. Instagram post mocking Kavanaugh accuser 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.

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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 John TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada MORE’s sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpAvenatti attacks Trump campaign over fundraising photo: 'What a joke' Ex-Trump, progressive strategists battle over charges of anti-Semitism surrounding Eric Trump Bill Kristol slams Eric Trump over 'shekels' comment 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.