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    Trump Denounces Conflict of Interest Prohibiting Son to Do Charity Work

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    Eric Trump is prevented from raising funds for children suffering from cancer due to the criticism faced over potential conflict of interests.

    NEW YORK (Sputnik) — US president-elect Donald Trump decried on Friday the criticism he and his family were facing over potential conflict of interests, arguing that it stops his son Eric from raising funds for children suffering from cancer.

    "My wonderful son, Eric, will no longer be allowed to raise money for children with cancer because of a possible conflict of interest with my presidency. Isn't this a ridiculous shame?" Trump stated on Twitter. "He loves these kids, has raised millions of dollars for them, and now must stop. Wrong answer!"

    On Wednesday, Eric Trump told the New York Times that he will stop soliciting funds for his charitable organization the Eric Trump Foundation to evade potential conflicts of interest, given his father's position.

    Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly accused his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of providing favors to donors of her charitable organization, the Clinton Foundation, while she was serving as a secretary of state.

    Critics have compared Eric Trump's charity campaigns with the efforts of the Clinton Foundation.

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