Donald Trump Jr. is on an overseas trip to India to promote the family's real estate properties. During his trip, the president's son decided to offer a few thoughts about the country's poorest individuals.

Don Jr. in India

When Donald Trump first announced his plan to run for president, many wondered if his private businesses would conflict with the job of running the United States. After pulling off the upset victory over Hillary Clinton, the new president transferred control of the business to his sons, with Donald Jr. being the most vocal. Over the last year, Donald Jr.

has been quick to defend his father regardless of the controversy and scandal that he's faced. In addition, the younger Trump has been promoting the business around the world, including his latest stop in India.

According to The Hill on February 20, Donald Trump Jr. arrived in New Delhi, India to help promote the Trump Organization luxury apartments, where he also sat down for an interview with CNBC. When addressing his experience with the nation's poorest people, Donald Jr. commented that if "You go through a town, and I don’t mean to be glib about it, but you can see the poorest of the poor." "There is still a smile on a face," he continued, explaining that the poor in India have a "different spirit" compared the less fortune in other counties who he believes "walk around so solemn."

Double down

Not stopping there, Donald Trump Jr.

attempted to explain that the positive attitude of the poorest people in India could lead to success later in life, noting that money doesn't always equal happiness. "I know some of the most successful people in the world," Trump Jr. said, before concluding that "some of them are the most miserable people in the world." Trump's remarks didn't come as a surprise to critics who often accuse the president's family of being out of touch with the majority of the people around the world.

Moving forward

While Donald Jr. and Eric Trump continue to take control of the family business, speculation has increased about whether or not their father still has private say in what takes place. The conflict of interest for the former host of "The Apprentice" has not been a major headline due to a wide-range of issues plaguing the current administration, but it's still an issue that is in the back of the mind of many Americans, especially those who are critical of the commander in chief and his family.