Donald Trump complains in tweet about son's fundraising

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Posted: Dec 23, 2016 7:27 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is complaining about the pressure that led his son to stop directly raising money for a foundation.

Eric Trump said he would stop soliciting donations because he worried about the perception of buying access to his father. He says his namesake foundation has raised more than $15 million for terminally ill children.

Trump tweeted early Friday, "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? He loves these kids, has raised millions of dollars for them, and now must stop. Wrong answer!"

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Trump's tweets followed an Associated Press report that Eric Trump's foundation financially benefits charities connected to his family and members of his foundation's board.