On Friday, during Eric Trump’s speech at his father’s Tulsa rally on Saturday he referred to Black Lives Matter protesters as “animals.” He would go on to add that his father should be reelected to protect the “moral fabric of this country.”
Trump, his administration, and his allies have refused to compromise in their response to protests that were sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a white Minneapolis cop in Minneapolis back in May.
Trump has repeatedly labeled the protesters “anarchists” and “terrorists.” He has gone as far as to threaten anyone participating in the unrest could be shot. Trump even threatened protesters prior to his rally.
“You will not be treated like you have been in New York, Seattle, or Minneapolis,” Trump posted to Twitter. “It will be a much different scene!”
Standing next to his wife Lara Trump told the sparsely-attended rally “we’re going to keep the moral fabric of this country.”
“Because when you watch the nonsense on TV when you see these animals literally taking over our cities, burning down churches, this isn’t America. That’s not what Americans do.”
Despite Trump’s comment, there have been no reports of any churches being burned down during the protests.
Eric Trump went on to dismiss the protesters as “the smallest fraction of society.” He claimed that the protesters do not speak for the country even though polls indicate widespread national support for demonstrators.
“We have the greatest people in the world in this country,” Eric said. “And they universally do not like that kind of behavior.”
Donald Trump held Saturday’s rally despite major concerns about the coronavirus. Before rallygoers could get their tickets, they had to sign a waiver form stating that they would not sue Trump or his administration would they be infected with the coronavirus.
Before the rally started, Eric Trump spoke with Fox News stating that Trump supporters “want this energy. They want the spirit. They want to get out of their house. “He added that the event “is actually a great example of where the country wants to go.”