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Trump Jr praises 'second mom' from Belturbet

Thursday, 20th April, 2017 1:08pm

Trump Jr praises 'second mom' from Belturbet

Trump Jr praises 'second mom'

The son of US President Donald Trump has opened up and spoken about the unique influence a woman from Belturbet had on his upbringing. In a far-reaching interview published in the Sunday Independent at the weekend, Eric Trump details the key role Dorothy Curry still plays in the family, as well as days spent catching trout on the River Erne or playing golf at the Slieve Russell Hotel.

"She is a second mom to me and a really amazing person," Trump Jr said of Ms Curry. Such is their close bond that when Trump Jr and his wife were expecting a child, the local woman was among the only people "outside the family" to be informed of the news.
"She’s a massive part of the fabric of our family. I mean quite frankly she sacrificed her entire life for, mainly myself, but really the three of us. She never had kids. We were her kids. So we were very, very close and still are to this day."
Ms Curry was one of two Irish women who helped shape Trump Jr's life, and that of his siblings Ivanka, and Don Junior. From her they have gained a sense of "Irish heritage" having spent many childhood summers travelling around the country. Among those trips, Trump Jr reveals that he would spent time with Ms Curry's family here in Cavan.
"I have amazing memories from that time. I always loved fishing, I still do, and I used to love catching trout in the river. I remember going to the Slieve Russell Hotel [to swim in the pool and play golf]."
So crucial has Ms Curry been in the Trump family's lives, they contacted her when deciding to establish the Trump International Golf Links and Hotel in Doonbeg, Co Clare.
"So in a certain way for me it was a little emotional because, while I am not Irish by blood, I kind of feel like I am Irish by blood [because of Dorothy]. When we bought [Doonbeg] I called her up and said 'we just bought this amazing property in Clare called Doonbeg'.
"She is one of the nicest, most innocent, people I know and she was the greatest mother figure in the world. Obviously my parents worked very, very hard, but Dorothy was just always there and she came in at a very young age to take care of us," he added.
Trump Jr also gave this thoughts on the impending Brexit and the effects it might have on the Border region he is so familiar with.
You can read more in this week's Anglo Celt

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