Donald Trump Jr at fundraiser: I have zero contact with my father

“I basically have zero contact with him at this point,” the younger Trump said in a speech at a GOP fundraiser in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday.

In January, Donald Trump Jr. and his younger brother Eric took the reins at the family’s eponymous businesses, after their father resigned his position while maintaining his financial interest. At the time, government ethics officials said the president’s move did not go far enough to address concerns about conflicts of interest.

Trump Jr. — who played key roles in both the campaign and transition — admitted Saturday that he found it hard leaving politics behind, despite the pressures of his new business role.

“I thought I was out of politics after Election Day and [would] get back to my regular life and my family,” Trump Jr. said. “But I couldn’t.”