US President Donald Trump has plenty of issues on his mind – the recovery of Texas and Florida after natural disasters, the looming danger of North Korea – so no double some happy family news was what was needed.
And son Eric Trump obliged, with the birth of a son, the president’s ninth grandchild.
Sticking to family tradition, the little boy was called Eric Jr (Donald Trump named his eldest son Donald Trump Jr), although he’ll be known as Luke. The new father tweeted a snap of his newborn just hours after his wife Lara gave birth. The picture showed Luke sleeping peacefully, wrapped in a blanked in the colours of the Stars and Stripes.
The Trump family were quick to welcome the newborn, with his grandfather issuing his congratulations.
Aunt Ivanka Trump and uncle Donald Jr also said how happy they were to greet the baby, although Don Jr joked that he had an axe to grind with his younger brother.
Lara Trump hadn’t had an easy time in the lead-up to the birth, with critics piling on her because she went to the gym in the hope of helping her baby come on time. Some commenters on the Instagram post said her stomach looked too small at eight months’ pregnant, while others accused of being selfish to try to hurry up the birth.
Eric has been married to Lara for three years. He’s the executive vice president of the president’s business.