Eric Trump Defends Dad on Racism Charges: ‘My Father Sees One Color — Green’
Eric Trump, who once accused the “Deep State” of forcing him to follow Ellen DeGeneres on Twitter, has now weighed in on whether or not his father, President Donald Trump, is racist.
It should come as no surprise that the oft-forgotten Trump son does not think his own father hates other races. His reasoning, however, is a bit of a surprise.
Trump appeared on Fox & Friends this morning and told host Brian Kilmeade that, essentially, the president is too rich to be racist.
“My father sees one color, green — that is all he cares about,” Eric Trump said. “He does not see race — he’s the least racist person I have ever met in my entire life. It is total nonsense.”
Eric Trump, whose foundation is currently being investigated for fraud, used the remainder of his time with the gang to call out Democrats for obstructing his father’s agenda.
“They don’t stand for anything, they have been obstructionists. They waste a tremendous amount of money,” he said. “They come out, no matter what he did — if he would solve cancer tomorrow they would criticize him for it. That is very, very sad.”
Donald Trump has been accused of being a racist since at least the 1970s, when he and his father, Fred Trump, were investigated by the Justice Department for discriminating against black families.
Then came the “Central Park Five,” a group of black and Latino teenagers who were accused of rape, with Trump taking out a full-page newspaper ad urging New York to bring back the death penalty on their behalf. They were later exonerated, due to DNA evidence, but, as recently as 2016, the president has clamored for them to be thrown back in jail, despite already spending decades behind bars.
Accusations of racism also plagued his professional life, with one Trump hotel executive claiming he once said that black people were “lazy” and he didn’t want them counting his money.
“If I were starting off today, I would love to be a well-educated black, because I really believe they do have an actual advantage,” he once said on television.
Of course, then came the presidential campaign, with Mexico and their surplus of rapists and “bad hombres,” the Gold Star Khan family, that biased “Mexican” judge and, oh yeah, his tendency to retweet white nationalists on the regular.
Since being sworn in, there’s been Charlottesville, the Muslim ban, suggesting that all Haitians have AIDS and suggesting that Nigerians all live in “huts,” among other instances.
This was all before last week’s alleged comments, in which he is said to have referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries,” and suggested we should look to Norway for potential immigrants instead.
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