Eric Trump to Republicans: I want someone to start fighting for my dad

Bowen Xiao
By Bowen Xiao
August 1, 2017Politics
Eric Trump to Republicans: I want someone to start fighting for my dad
Eric Trump arrives at the Trump Tower for meetings in New York on November 17, 2016. (EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Eric Trump, the second son of President Donald Trump, has said he wants more support from Republicans, who he says are not helping his father enough.

Eric said that as an outsider running his fathers company, he feels the President needs all the support he can get.

“I want somebody to start fighting for him,” Eric told Fox News’s Sean Hannity, Monday night.

“My father said it a couple of weeks ago and in a tweet. He said, ‘Am I going to have to carry this whole weight on my shoulder? When are some of the people in my own party going to start protecting me?'”

President Trump recently encouraged Republicans again to repeal and replace Obamacare.

In the July 30 tweet President Trump said: “Don’t give up Republican Senators, the World is watching: Repeal & Replace…and go to 51 votes (nuke option), get Cross State Lines & more.”

In reference to his father, Eric told Fox News “How much weight does he have to carry by himself?”

“My father has the voice of this country, the people of this country love him. Why wouldn’t they get in line?” he added.

“This country is $4 trillion richer—$4 trillion richer under my father in the first 6 months and where is that? Where is that? Eric told Fox News.

Eric criticized the mainstream media, saying they don’t talk about the many accomplishments of the Trump administration.

“I guarantee if you watch the mainstream media the only thing they are going to talk about is Anthony [Scarumucci] for the next 2 weeks whatever it is. But they won’t talk about the stock market, they won’t talk about people’s401(k)’s. I mean it’s amazing.”

“They would rather see this country fail, than see my father succeed,” Trump said. “It’s a sad thing for this country—it’s really a sad thing for the morality of this country. It’s really a race to the bottom with the media these days.”

Eric is managing his father’s vast business empire with Donald Trump Jr., the oldest son.

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