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'Unbelievable': White House reporter smacks down Eric Trump's claim his father worked '24 hours a day'
On Fox News Tuesday, Eric Trump took a shot at the Biden administration, claiming that the president and his officials are lazy compared to those in his father's White House.
"These people are not present," he said. "The difference between them and my father, my father sat there 24 hours a day."
Eric Trump: These people are not present\u2026 The difference between them and my father, my father sat there 24 hours a day\u2026pic.twitter.com/w9GVPJ17Gk— Acyn (@Acyn) 1643156343
The comments caught the eye of Huffington Post correspondent S.V. Dáte, who quickly called it out as a lie — and pointed out that Donald Trump spent very little time doing work compared to any other chief executive in modern times.
Unbelievable.\n\nDonald Trump kept the lightest work* schedule of any president going back at least to Reagan, possibly to Eisenhower.\n\nHe rarely got to the West Wing before noon. \n\n(*Unless watching TV and tweeting about he just saw is defined as "work.")https://twitter.com/Acyn/status/1486131535266807809\u00a0\u2026— S.V. D\u00e1te (@S.V. D\u00e1te) 1643159697
When Trump was in the White House, he was infamous for spending large chunks of the day blacked out for "executive time" where he would do little except relax, watch TV and sometimes rant on social media. Trump also spent a considerably fraction of his presidency away from the White House at his Mar-a-Lago country club, which his aides euphemistically referred to as the "Winter White House," and lives there in his post-presidency.
Rudy Giuliani should be 'very worried' as evidence exposes him as coup 'mastermind': Former prosecutor
On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," former federal prosecutor Shan Wu broke down the jeopardy facing Rudy Giuliani for his involvement in the plan to submit fake electors to Congress for former President Donald Trump.
"He should be very worried legally," said Wu. "He says that, quote, he wouldn't associate himself with anything false, and there he is doing exactly that. And these evidences coming out that he was in charge of this, his own representations of his role sounds like he is a mastermind, a key player. That's going to be a big problem for him here."
Wu then tried to play devil's advocate and imagine some defenses Giuliani could muster to defend himself against charges -- but he said charges may be coming nonetheless.
"I mean, there may be some defenses down the road, claiming that some of these documents have some disclaimers on them," added Wu. "But overall, if the Department is looking at this and they charge, they are going to charge the whole kit and caboodle. And I would be very surprised if he is not charged, frankly, if this continues."
Shan Wu says Rudy Giuliani is in serious legal jeopardy for January 6 www.youtube.com
If an effort to disqualify Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) from the ballot is successful, it could lead to similar challenges against other lawmakers accused of fueling the Capitol insurrection — including former president Donald Trump.
The case against Cawthorn — who cheered on the Jan. 6 rioters — seeks to force him to prove that he's not in "insurrectionist," based on a little-known section of the 14th Amendment that was adopted to punish members of the Confederacy after they reclaimed their elected offices in Washington.
"If Mr. Cawthorn is labeled an 'insurrectionist,' that could have broader ramifications," the New York Times reported Tuesday. "Other Republican House members, such as Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Mo Brooks of Alabama, Paul Gosar of Arizona, and Lauren Boebert of Colorado, face similar accusations, but their state’s election laws present higher hurdles for challenges to their candidate qualifications. If one of their colleagues is disqualified for his role in encouraging the rioters, those hurdles might become easier to clear. ... Ultimately, those involved in the case could use Mr. Cawthorn’s example to try to keep Mr. Trump off the ballot in North Carolina, a key swing state, should he try for a presidential comeback in 2024."
Even Cawthorn's attorney, James Bopp Jr., acknowledged that the case "could pose a real threat to Mr. Cawthorn — and by extension, to others labeled 'insurrectionists' by liberal lawyers," according to the NYT.
“They have multiple targets,” Bopp said. “It just so happens that Madison Cawthorn is the tip of the spear.”
Bopp nevertheless dismissed the case as "frivolous," but Michael J. Gerhardt, a constitutional law professor at the University of North Carolina, disagreed.
“There’s an old saying in law school, ‘Does it pass the straight-face test?’” Gerhardt said. “And I think (this case) pass(es) the straight-face test.”
Ron Fein, one of the attorneys involved in challenging Cawthorn's eligibility, confirmed that his group is "definitely going to file other challenges."
“We have no specific names or dates to divulge just yet," Fein said.