Eric Trump isn’t taking well to recent criticism of his father, ex-President Donald Trump. Although the former president, who is staying at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, hasn’t publicly spoken in front of a camera for awhile, Eric appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show this week, where he claimed that there’s “never been a more beloved political figure in our country’s history” than his father — which is laughably ridiculous. In the 2020 presidential election alone, Biden won by about 7 million votes overall (although thanks to the electoral college, the race hinged on states with smaller margins). According to the FiveThirtyEight average of relevant polls, Trump left office with the approval of just 38.6 percent of Americans — hardly the mark of the most popular political leader ever!
On Fox, Eric added as follows:
‘What my father did is something that no political figure has ever done in American history, and he changed his country, and he changed it for the better. And he taught people how to fight, and he gave Americans the greatest civics lesson, and it’s exactly, frankly, what this country needed… He’s really a father to America.’
Eric sounds like he’s in a cult. No, Donald Trump is not “really a father to America.” Also — is Eric really going with the “he taught people how to fight” line here? On January 6 at the U.S. Capitol, a mob of Trump supporters stormed the building and attempted to forcibly stop the Congressional proceedings to confirm the electoral college outcome and Biden’s victory, putting members of Congress in serious and potentially lethal danger. At least five deaths are connected to the violence, and the Democrat-led House recently impeached Trump on a charge of “incitement of insurrection” — and Eric is going with the “he taught people… to fight” line? Seriously?
Eric also recently issued a petulant complaint about a push for an investigation of the Trump family business’s golf courses in Scotland. Patrick Harvie, a member of the opposition within Scottish government, is calling for an Unexplained Wealth Order that would require the Trump family business to disclose how it funded its golf courses in the country. Eric complained as follows:
‘Patrick Harvie is nothing more than a national embarrassment with his pathetic antics that only serve himself and his political agenda. If Harvie and the rest of the Scottish government continue to treat overseas investors like this, it will deter future investors from conducting business in Scotland, ultimately crushing their economy, tourism and hospitality industries.’
On BBC, Harvie replied that “as entertaining as Eric Trump’s tantrum is, he doesn’t say where his dad got the money to buy his Scottish golf courses.”