It is all in the family. Lara Trump rarely steps into the bright light focused on Donald Trump. Wife of the president’s second son, Eric Trump, she currently works as a senior adviser to the president’s 2020 campaign. In that role, she appeared on Fox Business’ Varney & Co with some startling comments.
Eric’s wife defended the current senator of Mississippi, Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) who has run against Democratic former cabinet member Mike Espy in a Senate runoff election.
The senator told one of her political supporters that she was so fond of him, she would be happy to sit in a “front row” seat of a “public hanging” with the supporter:
‘I would fight a circle saw for him. If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.’
Lara Trump told Fox that “Democrats always scream racism:”
‘This is nothing new. The Democrats always scream racism at a Republican contender in any field across the country. Listen, Cindy Hyde-Smith apologized for these remarks and I think if you actually watch the way it happened I think a lot was taken out of context and really blown up out of proportion. ‘
A video of Hyde-Smith’s racist comments went viral. After that, all of the following donors withdrew their support and asked that she return their money: “Walmart, Pfizer, AT&T, Union Pacific, Boston Scientific, and Major League Baseball.”
Prior to the video, a damning photo of Hyde-Smith wearing a Confederate soldier’s cap hit the internet. A report also surfaced saying not only did she attend a Mississippi segregation academy in the 1970’s, she also sent her daughter there.
Hyde-Smith called it a “new low.” She has been avoiding questions about her racist activities prior to the election as reporters chased her all over the state.
Mississippi voters have been trying to move away from their bleak history of having the most hangings of black people in the country. There would also be economic ramifications, should Hyde-Smith be elected.
This caused Republicans problems, because they need the black vote to win the 2020 elections. Imagine how they would sound after one of their own made such racist remarks. Should she win, her face will be the one the Democrats show in their upcoming campaigns.
Polls show that the race has been tightening between the two senate candidates. Trump decided to travel to Mississippi on behalf of Hyde-Smith and hold a rally. Perhaps, the president and the senator have closer values, or lack of values, than previously considered.
It seems the president’s daughter-in-law has been active in the White House and under the radar. Republican David Gergen served in the White House administration of four presidents: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and on George H.W. Bush’s 1980 campaign. He was appalled by the Trump family takeover and told Town & Country:
‘I cannot remember something like that ever happening in my time. This White House is being run like a family business, and campaigning is their bread and butter.’
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