What Eric Trump Really Thought of President Obama's Digs About Dad Donald at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Eric Trump Reacts to President Obama's White House Correspondents' Dinner Speech
Lara and Eric Trump at the 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner

05/01/2016 AT 10:10 AM EDT

Donald Trump wasn't in the Washington Hilton ballroom Saturday night to hear Barack Obama skewer him in the president's farewell White House Correspondents' Dinner speech – but his son Eric Trump was.

But despite the many zingers at his dad's expense – and there were many – Eric didn't let the routine ruin his evening. In fact, he rather enjoyed it.

"I thought it was great, we had a great time," Eric told PEOPLE moments after the dinner ended. "I thought they hit [Ted] Cruz harder and I thought they hit Hillary [Clinton] harder. It was well done."

It helps to think that it could be his dad dropping the mic at next year's dinner.

"There's no doubt," Eric said. "It will definitely be him up there [next year]."

The billionaire businessman's son added that he's "so proud" of how far his father has come.

"If you had told people 10 months ago that he would be doing this well they would have called him crazy – they did call him crazy. But he's done an amazing job and run an amazing campaign."

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