Eric Trump appeared on Fox & Friends on Wednesday morning to respond to the backlash after his father told four black and brown congresswomen to “go back to the places from which they came” and fix their own governments before criticizing “ours.” Three of those four congresswomen were born in the United States and the third became a citizen at the age of 17. This country is theirs just as it is every white, European-American’s.
So they went from it was about Socialism to- if you don't like it you can leave to -Donald Trump is the real victim here. Just when you think it can't digress further into stupidity, they send Eric Trump on Fox to claim that 95% of America is behind Trump on this message. pic.twitter.com/YYyjwndvyg
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) July 17, 2019
Although the House of Representatives voted to formally denounce Trump’s words on Tuesday with a small amount of Republican support, even though world leaders like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned Trump’s words, and even though groups like the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) spoke out against Trump’s claims that the four women he spoke out against – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-OH), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) – are anti-Semitic because they’ve spoken out against the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians, the president’s middle son said that 95 percent of Americans support Trump’s tweets and that his father is the greatest “fighter” the country has ever seen.
‘He is willing to fight, and I’ve said this time and time again, but America didn’t have a fighter for administrations — by the way, both on the Republican and Democratic side. We haven’t had somebody in there fighting. My father is in there, and he’s fighting every single day. And he has to fight against the media. He has to fight against these lunatics. And guys, I’m telling you, 95 percent of this country is behind him in this message. I mean, people love this nation.’
Do you think Eric Trump actually believes this? Is there ANYTHING that 95% of the country agrees on? https://t.co/sPi0tjAgro
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 17, 2019
It’s clear who Eric and his father are classifying as “Americans,” but Trump doesn’t even have the support of 95 percent of Republican voters despite his endless twisting of his poll numbers among them. White Ruopean Americans who have been convinced that immigrants, who have always lived in this country, are destroying the white way of life and the economy, may fully support this horrifyingly white supremacist message, the majority of Americans do not. Trump’s approval ratings among his base increased after the tweets, which was exactly the point as Trump played to a racist fan base for the upcoming 2020 elections, but is likely to sink dramatically among the rest of the country as they did after his statements regarding the attack in Charlottesville that left Heather Heyer dead.
Vice News reports that:
‘Republican voters don’t seem to mind the racist tweets President Trump fired off this week. In fact, a new poll released Wednesday shows support for the president among the GOP actually rose just after his attacks on the four congresswomen of color known as “The Squad.”
‘The national survey from Reuters/Ipsos found Trump’s net approval among Republicans climbed by 5 percent from the previous week, up to 72 percent.’
Everyone also decided to forget that Trump's popularity has taken its sharpest dips whenever he goes full racist. He dropped to an all-time low of 36.6% approval after C'ville, and dipped again into the 30s after "shithole countries." https://t.co/XzEfbflZGI
— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) July 16, 2019
Eric referred to the four women, commonly known as “the squad,” as a “clown show,” which is ironic considering his father’s endless missteps and ridiculous statements. Again, he insisted that the four women should “love our country” even though it’s their country, too, and despite his father’s endless criticism of this country’s policies and leadership for eight years. It was his entire platform during the 2016 presidential campaigns, but apparently, white Americans can be critical of a black president and black and brown democratically elected congresswomen cannot.
‘I love the tweet, ‘If you don’t love our country, get out. Leave. You know, if you complain about our country, you know, go to somewhere — go experience somewhere else in the world. I have seen a lot of the world, right? We have it so great in America. America is doing so well…I’m not saying America doesn’t have certain problems. Go see the conditions around the world. And you will be so fortunate you live here. We are blessed to live in this country. And if you’re not happy about it, I like his message. Leave.’
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