President Donald Trump’s son, Eric Trump, recently said Democrats are “not even people” to him because of their opposition to his father’s agenda in Washington.
“I’ve never seen hatred like this,” he a clearly irritated Eric Trump told Sean Hannity on Fox News’s “Hannity” earlier this week:
“To me, they’re not even people. It’s so, so sad. Morality’s just gone, morals have flown out the window and we deserve so much better than this as a country.
You see the Democratic Party, they’re imploding. They’re imploding. They became obstructionists because they have no message of their own.”
Watch Eric Trump’s heated remarks here:
Eric Trump also criticized the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) leadership without overtly naming Debbie Wasserman Schultz or current DNC Chairman, Tom Perez.
“You see the head of the DNC, who is a total whack job,” he said to Fox News host Sean Hannity, “There’s no leadership there.”
“They lost the [2016 presidential] election that they should have won because they spent seven times the amount of money that my father spent.”
In response to his comments, Perez tweeted the next day:
“Eric, Democrats are people. So are Muslims, immigrants, women, people with pre-existing conditions, and everyone else [President] Trump is hurting.” -DNC Chairman, Tom Perez
Democrats have successfully made capital of liberal and center-left dissatisfaction with Donald Trump’s administration and the Republican agenda despite the GOP currently controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress.
Rep. Al Green (D) of Texas has since emerged as a tireless critic of Donald Trump and is purportedly making articles of impeachment ready, which would mark the first official step in government of any congressional attempt to remove the sitting president from office.
Green’s criticisms of Trump focus on the president’s controversial and seemingly highly inappropriate firing of former FBI Director James Comey last month while under investigation by the bureau’s for any potential role in cooperating with Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race.
Trump reportedly asked Comey to close the investigation into the activities of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, before Flynn was fired.
Eric Trump’s remarks invited heated debate and controversy. Alan Keyes (R) a former Assistant Secretary of State and candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, wrote on The Daily Caller:
‘As my readers would expect, I wholeheartedly agree with Eric Trump when he laments that “Morality’s just gone, morals have flown out the window.” As they should also expect, however, I thought his observation that his father’s harsh and relentless critics are “not even people” perfectly illustrated the effect of the smashed moral compass, whose vicious consequences so dismay him.’
‘But Eric Trump’s dehumanizing comments in the face of criticism directly echo his father’s rhetoric and the hate and violence that it has propagated — particularly since the election. Hate crimes continue to go underreported, and ThinkProgress documented the massive spike in violence and harassment that has targeted, in particular, people of color, LGBTQ people, immigrants, and religious minorities. On Tuesday, BuzzFeed published a massive exposé about how Trump’s rhetoric — and even just his name — translated literally into bullying across the country, particularly of students of color and from immigrant families.’