Critics call out Eric Trump for birthday bash at Westchester restaurant

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BRIARCLIFF MANOR -

Eric Trump marked his 34th birthday with a party at a Mexican restaurant in Westchester County, and critics have been swift to remark that the celebration doesn't jibe with his father's words about people from Mexico.

President Donald Trump's second-eldest son gathered Saturday night with family and friends at Guadalajara in Briarcliff Manor. Photos and video of the event on social media show Eric Trump wearing a sombrero and being serenaded by a mariachi band as he blows out the candles on a Carvel birthday cake.

Staff members say the party of about 20 people included Eric Trump's wife, Lara, and his older brother, Don Jr. On the menu were margaritas, guacamole and chicken fajitas – which staffers say is Eric’s favorite dish there.

People on the internet and members of the media are commenting that Trump's apparent enthusiasm for Mexican culture is "interesting" given President Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants and his commitment to building a wall along the Southern border.

But the staff at Guadalajara had only positive things to say about Eric Trump, noting that he has visited the restaurant at least three times over the last several months. Some staffers say they don't believe Eric Trump shares his father's views of Mexican people.

"I think Eric thinks a little bit differently than his father because he loves this place. If he thinks like his father, he wouldn't come here," one restaurant staffer said.

The restaurant has a signed photo of Eric Trump on the wall.

Staffers say they'd love to host President Trump if he were to ever accompany his son to Guadalajara, perhaps after a round at nearby Trump National Golf Course in Briarcliff Manor.

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