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President-elect Donald Trump's son, Eric, said he will no longer fundraise for his personal charity foundation by giving away meetings with people close to the incoming Republican leader. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President-elect Donald Trump’s son, Eric, said he will no longer fundraise for his personal charity foundation by giving away meetings with people close to the incoming Republican leader.

“As unfortunate as it is, I understand the quagmire,” Trump told the New York Times. “You do a good thing that backfires.”

The Trump son’s Eric Trump Foundation announced this week an auction for coffee with his sister, Ivanka Trump, who will likely join her father’s administration as an adviser.

Eric said he is disappointed he is unable to use his celebrity to raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which he said he has given $15 million toward.

“I get that people will try to use anything they can for their own interests,” Trump said. “The reality is, I’ve been raising money for sick kids far longer than” Trump Sr. has been in politics.

President-elect Trump’s two oldest sons have been accused of selling access to their father through million-dollar donations through a new nonprofit organization they set up less than a week ago.

Donald Trump Jr. and Eric are the leaders of the Opening Day Foundation, created on Dec. 14. That nonprofit organization is organizing an “Opening Day 2017” event in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21.

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