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." pic.twitter.com/0feywTQtyi
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) July 17, 2019
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.
Has he watched, Hannity, Carlson, Ingrahm, Pirro ? Talk about racist
— NeverTrump (@madman22211) July 17, 2019
Wait, the son of the man who creates mean nicknames for a living says this? Rich.
— Laura Pascal (@handsfl58) July 17, 2019
Love-filled people enjoy taking life from creatures 'asking for it?' pic.twitter.com/3B4ywmHuGN
— Samsara ✨ (@LivingSamsara) July 17, 2019
People were wondering if Eric Trump needed to see his reflection.
Mirror reflect thyself.
— Shawn (@Shawn_B_CA) July 17, 2019
Perhaps he should hold a mirror up to his oh so loving dad pic.twitter.com/naxMTmBWJT
— Maria Bures (@maria_bures) July 17, 2019
Are there no mirrors in any of the Trump domiciles?
— The Rodent Hour (@RodentHour) July 17, 2019
But it’s likely these comments will ring true to one audience only.
Fox News viewers will stupidly agree with him, while ignoring (or supporting) Nazis, KKKlan members, and people yelling “white power” at Trump rallies.
— Dr Emile Schaffhausen (ze third) (@gimpn8ez) July 17, 2019
Has he never been to one of his dad's rallies? 😛
— Richard Cunningham (@DickyCunningham) July 17, 2019
The most hateful groups I've ever seen are the crowds at a Trump rally.
— SurfsideArtGallery (@SurfsideArt) July 17, 2019
Speaking of hate-filled, it’s worth mentioning that Eric Trump lied to donors about giving money to kids with cancer.