In the wake of President Donald Trump's racist tweets toward four Democratic congresswomen of color, his son—Eric Trump—went on Fox & Friends to defend his father on the family's favorite network.
He repeated his father's claims that the four lawmakers—Congresswomen Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)—are full of hate, that they "say antisemitic things every single day," that they "let ICE offices get stormed," and a rogues gallery of other baseless claims. Predictably, Eric pivoted to the economy and unemployment rates, which have been steadily improving since former President Barack Obama's tenure.
On Fox & Friends, Eric Trump says 'the squad' "is the most hate-filled group I have ever seen before." https://t.co/0feywTQtyi— Bobby Lewis (@Bobby Lewis)1563364242.0
While most of Trump's claims were typical campaign talking points, the accusation that the four congresswomen—known colloquially as "the squad"—are the most hate-filled group generated a bevy of jeers, considering the tactics of Donald Trump and his allies.
@revrrlewis Huh. https://t.co/r3fiWXmMCV— Captain Abraham (@Captain Abraham)1563373917.0
@revrrlewis Apparently, Eric hasn't been to one of his father's Hate rallies.— Sylvia 💙 (@Sylvia 💙)1563372669.0
@revrrlewis Wait, the son of the man who creates mean nicknames for a living says this? Rich.— Laura Pascal (@Laura Pascal)1563375728.0
@revrrlewis Love-filled people enjoy taking life from creatures 'asking for it?' https://t.co/3B4ywmHuGN— Samsara ✨ (@Samsara ✨)1563381193.0
People were wondering if Eric Trump needed to see his reflection.
@revrrlewis Mirror reflect thyself.— Shawn (@Shawn)1563377581.0
@revrrlewis Perhaps he should hold a mirror up to his oh so loving dad https://t.co/naxMTmBWJT— Madame M (@Madame M)1563376671.0
@revrrlewis Are there no mirrors in any of the Trump domiciles?— The Rodent Hour (@The Rodent Hour)1563364855.0
But it's likely these comments will ring true to one audience only.
@revrrlewis Has he never been to one of his dad's rallies? :P— Richard Cunningham (@Richard Cunningham)1563364483.0
Speaking of hate-filled, it's worth mentioning that Eric Trump lied to donors about giving money to kids with cancer.