Bob Woodward Responds To Eric Trump’s ‘Shekel’ Comment Like A Man On A Mission

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Donald Trump has been losing his mind over Bob Woodward’s new book, Fear, which hit the shelves yesterday. For the past week or more, we’ve all been reading excerpts from Woodward’s explosive new tell-all which has Trump in a state of “fear” himself, and with good reason, as Fear is the fastest selling book of the year so far, and not just in the political category.

Bob Woodward calls Trump’s stint in the Oval Office, a “total nervous breakdown of the White House” and quotes John Kelly as saying:

‘It’s pointless to try to convince him of anything. He’s gone off the rails. We’re in Crazytown. I don’t even know why any of us are here. This is the worst job I’ve ever had.’

Kelly wasn’t the only one quoted in the book. Former aide Rob Porter said:

‘This was no longer a presidency. This is no longer a White House.’

But as expected, most of the bombshell quotes came from our illustrious liar-in-chief himself. Woodward claims that of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Trump said:

‘This guy is mentally retarded. He’s this dumb Southerner. … He couldn’t even be a one-person country lawyer down in Alabama.’

For over a week now, not a day has gone by that we haven’t seen a total Twitter meltdown by our so-called “president” over the contents of this tell-all. As you can imagine, Trump and his cronies vehemently deny the allegations in Woodward’s book.

In addition to comments by the Trump White House bashing Woodward’s book, forgotten son, Eric went on Trump’s favorite morning show, Fox & Friends hoping to make daddy proud, and instead made things worse for him.

In a shocking possible anti-Semitic dog whistle to white nationalists, Eric Trump said:

‘Don’t you think people look through the fact, you can write some sensational, nonsense book, CNN will definitely have you on there because they love to trash the president. It’ll mean you sell three extra books, you make three extra shekels, at the behest of the American people, at the behest of our country, that’s doing a phenomenal job by every quantifiable metric. Is that really where we are?’

Just to clarify, Trump said the word “shekel” which is a form of currency used in Israel, but it can also be used as a racist slur.

Keegan Hankes, senior research analyst at the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project, which tracks hate groups, noted:

‘Shekels is a derogatory term used by white supremacists that ties into the myth that Jewish people only care about money. The term is tied to the anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that Jews control the financial system and is used constantly by the extreme right and particularly neo-Nazis.’

Hankes wasn’t the only person shocked by this statement. Wednesday night on CNN during an interview with Bob Woodward, Anderson Cooper voiced his strong opinions on the matter and Woodward reacts to it as well saying:

‘I just hope no one would talk like that, frankly. I think that just doesn’t fit. I’m sorry. Anyone talks like that, whether it’s a dog whistle or whatever the intent is, it’s not — part of the point of this book is that we need to have a serious debate about serious issues. And to use invective and this attack rhetoric, whatever it might be, it sets us back.’

Watch the full video below via CNN:

Featured image via YouTube

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