President Donald Trump’s younger adult son is being criticized for falsely claiming on national television that the COVID-19 crisis is a Democratic hoax that will “disappear” after the November presidential election. Eric Trump said that Democrats are hyping the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent conservatives from attending his father’s campaign re-election rallies.
“Listen, Biden loves this,” Eric Trump, a vice president at the Trump Organization, told Fox News host “Judge Jeanine” Pirro on Saturday night. “They think they’re taking away Donald Trump’s greatest tool, which is being able to go into an arena and fill it with 50,000 people every single time.”
Trump’s rallies do not have 50,000 people every single time, or most times, despite what the President and his family claim.
“So they will, and you watch, they’ll milk it every single day between now and November 3,” Eric Trump added.
“And guess what, after November 3, coronavirus will magically all of the sudden go away and disappear and everybody will be able to reopen.”
He also called the coronavirus pandemic “a very cognizant strategy that they’re trying to employ.”
Poor Eric https://t.co/BWy4f1fYd5— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1589680698.0
Many were stunned and angered, given that 90,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus pandemic, a death toll that never had to be so high had Eric Trump’s father done his job.
If #COVID is such a “hoax”, invented to keep @realDonaldTrump from holding rallies...why wouldn’t @FoxNews have… https://t.co/psOvCJRXey— Stephanie Ruhle (@Stephanie Ruhle)1589712796.0
90,000+ Americans are dead. No one gives a shit that your Dad can’t get a quick dopamine boost from a modern-day… https://t.co/ZrTkVpQM8a— Millennial Politics (@Millennial Politics)1589723728.0
So the deadly pandemic that’s ravaging the rest of the world is a Democratic trick to hurt his dad? https://t.co/gyeA37Wfvl— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1589717635.0
"Biden loves this," @EricTrump says, talking about agonizing shutdowns during the pandemic... "They'll milk it ever… https://t.co/7EKQjBoEd5— Brian Stelter (@Brian Stelter)1589717228.0
This is INSANE. The Dems have hyped up COVID-19 to keep his dad from holding rallies? There are 90K dead and climb… https://t.co/MfM4Q3Ds6s— David Axelrod (@David Axelrod)1589723177.0
Hey @realDonaldTrump yesterday your idiot son #EricTrump suggested #Coronavirus is a ‘Dem hoax’ created to stop you… https://t.co/n2BmFUIDzd— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy)1589722592.0
Among one of the most ignorant things ever said https://t.co/2Jkqto1Fnl— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart)1589713080.0
Families should mail copies of their love ones obituaries who have died from COVID-19 to Eric Trump since he BELIEVES the virus is a hoax— BlackWomenAreKryptoniteToGOP (@BlackWomenAreKryptoniteToGOP)1589722672.0
Fox News needs to ask Eric Trump some actual questions. Otherwise it’s just an infomercial. Here are good ones to… https://t.co/4XGrcbr4Y2— (((Howard Forman))) (@(((Howard Forman))))1589718427.0
Hey, if the virus is a hoax, why is Eric Trump sheltering at home? https://t.co/6zADwGqzoe— Richard Rosendall (@Richard Rosendall)1589723821.0