Eric Trump Has Surprisingly Kind Words For This Politician

It's difficult to find good press about New York politicians these days. Just take Governor Andrew Cuomo. In the wake of a nursing home scandal that alleges he covered up the dire COVID-19 situation to save face, headlines like The Week's "Resign, Andrew Cuomo" are par for the course. Similarly, Slate asks, "Why Do Democrats Pretend Cuomo Did a Good Job With COVID?"

In the midst of demands for Cuomo to step down from both sides of the aisle, comes a ray of light for another oftentimes embattled politician, and in the form of praise on social media from a perhaps unlikely source (via Fox News). Eric Trump, son of the recently departed president, Donald Trump, has some kind words for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who like Cuomo, has been criticized for his handling of the pandemic (via The Wall Street Journal).

The 37-year-old wants to thank the mayor for his work in another arena — of ice. Trump tweeted, "@NYCMayor Mr. Mayor — Thank You for keeping Wollman and Lasker Rinks open — you've just made countless NYC families (along w our 250 employees) incredibly happy. This is a bright moment for New York and please know we appreciate it. I look forward to saying 'thanks' in person."

Why Eric Trump is thanking New York City's Bill de Blasio

As Fox News reports, de Blasio was considering shutting down the two iconic Manhattan rinks, which are owned by Donald Trump. The then-businessman purchased Wollman and Lasker Rink, which are located in Central Park, in 1986, according to Forbes. The move to close the rinks down was widely seen as a political one, with the democrat looking to distance himself from the controversial former leader.

But in a new statement, de Blasio's office noted, "New York City kids deserve all the time on the ice they can get this year. The Wollman and Lasker rinks will stay open under current management for the few weeks left in this season."

Trump applauded the decision on Twitter, despite what that mayor's statement added, "But make no mistake, we will not be doing business with the Trump Organization going forward. Inciting an insurrection will never be forgotten or forgiven."

Reaction to the tweet was mixed, with some praising Trump for showing gratitude, and others, not surprisingly, taking the opportunity to bash the family in general.