Eric, as we know, is the VP of the Trump Organization with his smaller big brother in charge, spends most of his days with his fidget spinner, but now and again takes a break to comment on the news of the day, as best he can.
Like father, like son: it all begins with a tweet:
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) September 6, 2019
Now, what Eric might not know about journalism (or anything else for that matter) is that contacting sources is part of the job description; making a story up without sources is frowned upon, and legitimately would be called Fake Newz. A reporter asks sources what they know, cross checks it with what others know, verifies it and lo! A story is born!
Also what Eric doesn’t know: that he just expanded WaPo reporter David Fahrenthold’s request for sources, probably exponentially. No paternity test needed: he’s a chip off the ol’ blockhead.