Eric Trump: Bob Woodward Made ‘Three Extra Shekels’ With CNN Appearance


Eric Trump appeared on Fox & Friends Wednesday morning to rail against Bob Woodward‘s White House exposé, Fear, and made a comment some are decrying as an anti-semitic dog whistle.

While ripping Woodward’s book in defense of his father, President Donald Trump, Eric said:

“You can write some sensational nonsense book, CNN will definitely have you on because they love trash the president, it’ll mean you sell 3 extra book, you’ll make three extra shekels at the behest of the American people, at the behest of our country and a president doing a phenomenal job by every quantifiable metric. Is that where we are? People read through this…”

“Shekels,” as many on social media have pointed out, is a preferred term of internet anti-Semites and neo-Nazis.

New York Times editor Jonathan Weisman noted the rhetoric is pulled straight from The Daily Stormer, the neo-Nazi/white supremacist blog:

Weisman also recalled that time Trump tweeted out a photo of his 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton, along with a Star of David accusing her of corruption.

It also appears that Eric has no idea what the word “behest” means.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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