President Donald Trump’s middle son Eric sounded off Sunday on ABC show ‘This Week’.
He punched back at a recent New York Times report painting his father in a bad light.
Eric Trump continues to defend his father’s business dealings, which is a direct response to a New York Times article
The Times suggested that president leveraged his political position to garner new income streams through his hotels and golf courses.
The Trump Organization’s Executive Vice President looked to set things straight.
“We’ve lost a fortune. My father has lost a fortune running for president. He doesn’t care. He wanted to do what was right.”
Then added, “The last thing I can tell you Donald Trump needs in the world is this job. He wakes up in the morning, and he has to fight you, and he has to fight the entire media. He has to fight the Democrats, and he gets punched in the head every single day,”
NEW: “My father has lost a fortune,” Eric Trump tells @jonkarl when pressed on a NYT report that Pres. Trump turned “his own hotels and resorts into the Beltway’s new back rooms, where public and private business mix and special interests reign.” https://t.co/fsCP2um0H5 pic.twitter.com/MtZLiszs2K
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) October 11, 2020
Eric Trump testified last week as part of New York State Attorney General Letitia James’ wide ranging probe into President Trump’s finances. He had previously argued that election season would necessitate a delay in proceedings.
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But was later compelled by Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engeron to testify in early October. His attorneys did not comment on the matter. But apparently Eric had a bone to pick and tore into it.
When pressed by ABC host Jonathan Karl about the New York Times piece, Eric switched gears. And he set sights on rival Joe Biden. In particular the former Vice President’s lush lifestyle.
As he declared, “Go Google Biden’s house right now and tell me if you think that a person who’s been in government for 47 years can afford that mansion on the water in Wilmington, Delaware.”
After Karl, once again, asked him to address the article, Eric Trump said, “We’re a hospitality company. We’ve got tens of millions of people staying at our properties every single year. The New York Times is absolute fake news. All they want to do is take down my father.”
He then said, U.S. media has become an “activist arm for the Democratic Party.”
Karl said, “Eric, we’re asking legitimate questions”, but Eric wasn’t having it.
Eric Trump also made another outsized claim just a few days prior while speaking to North Dakota radio show “What’s on Your Mind” and he took aim at Democrats.
“He’s literally saved Christianity. I mean, there’s a full out war on faith in this country by the other side.” As he went on to paint Republicans as a party protecting peoples’ religious faith.”
As he declared, “The Democratic Party, the far left, has become the party of the ‘atheists,’ and they want to attack Christianity, they want to close churches, they’re totally fine keeping liquor stores open.”
Eric Trump is taking them to task over a charge of perceived religious persecution. While it seems that many of the nationwide lock down measures have been arbitrary in nature.
Trump hasn’t had much trouble gaining support from numerous evangelical leaders due to his promise to appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court,.
Trump made good on that promise recently when he nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacant SCOTUS seat made available by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.