Not even the Fox & Friends sycophants could let Eric Trump’s lie about support for Daddy Donald Trump’s Twitter attack on The Squad go unchecked.
Eric Trump visited Fox News this morning for a palsy chat with the Trio of Trump Toadies otherwise known as Fox & Friends. Eric is the Trump son who enriched his family by ripping off children’s charities and just recently "discovered" his family business had many undocumented immigrants as long-time employees. Of course, none of that was brought up by any members of the Toady Trio.
While most Americans disapprove of Donald Trump’s tweets telling the four American congresswomen of color to “go back” to the “crime infested places from which they came,” Eric Trump exclaimed, “I love the tweet!” Ignoring how much Daddy Trump hates America, son Eric added, “If you complain about our country … I like his message: Leave.”
Not surprisingly, not one of the hosts noted the irony. Instead, super-duper Christian cohost Ainsley Earhardt (who was “so tired of protecting” minorities’ rights back in 2015) drew a false equivalence between the racist tweets and Democrats. “It’s interesting that they’re calling your Dad out on decorum yet they’re breaking House rules and breaking decorum. So it’s on both sides,” she said.
TRUMP: No one’s been fighting for American pride and standing up for the national anthem and standing up for our flag and not allowing our flag to be burned in the streets and no one’s been fighting for these things. And my father’s in there and he’s fighting every single day.
And he’s fighting against the media, he has to fight against these lunatics – and guys, I’m telling you, 95% of this country is behind him in this message. People love this nation.
Even cohost Brian Kilmeade had to acknowledge that wasn’t true. He noted that Trump’s approval rating had risen among Republicans – to 72% - but that it dropped with independents. “You know as much as anyone,” Kilmeade continued pointedly, “independents and undecided will decide the election.”
Trump had no answer other than to claim, “You know how phony all of these polls are.” Then how does he know Daddy has 95% of the country behind him? Did he just make it up? Nobody asked.
Nevertheless, Trump continued with more lies suggesting he doesn’t think polls are so phony after all. He claimed that Trump is polling better than both Presidents Obama and Bush at the same point in their presidencies.
FACT CHECK: Obama and both Presidents Bush were more popular than Trump at this point in their presidencies.
Again, not one of the three sycophants challenged the lie nor Trump’s hypocrisy as he reiterated, “We all know how phony these polls are.”
Trump went on to make the bizarre claim that the polls put out fake numbers in order to suppress votes. He cited as proof an ABC News poll that had Daddy Putin-Puppet down 13 points the day before Election Day in 2016. That begs the question then, how did Daddy win if that suppressed the vote?
Not surprisingly, nobody asked.
Watch Eric Trump prove he’s as dishonest as his father below, from the July 17, 2019 Fox & Friends.
This sends a chill through my spine.
Many years ago I saw a sci-fi film where a group of rebellious people, mostly youngsters, are captured and “invited” to participate in a survival challenge involving the crossing of a desert and fighting against the other participants. The prize at the end was not “freedom” as they’d understood it but being machine-gunned down in front of a cheering crowd sitting happily on bleachers and guzzling beers.
I really wouldn’t put it past the Pence administration to organize something like that. Which is why I would not recommend impeaching the front-man.
PS: I may be clutching at straws but I’m somewhat enheartened to note that many people behind the man-child at that NC rally were NOT chanting “send her back”.
First, to the Pence White House and its childish spokesman, they don’t care about the views of most of the country – they only want to talk to their small base of maybe 30% of people who actually vote. To them, THAT is the country, so they’re probably correct when they say that 95% of that crowd totally agrees with Pence and his spokesman. (The other 5% of the deplorables are unhappy that Pence isn’t just filling buses with “illegals” and flat-out throwing them into the desert. But they’ll still tolerate another term for Pence, of course.)
Second, the idea of pollsters or aggregators skewing the numbers to depress votes is just Fox News projecting a common RIGHT WING tactic. Namely, the fun with Rasmussen every election cycle, where they tilt the numbers toward the GOP candidate in every race – both to generate false results and to drag down the overall numbers for the aggregators like 538. Which is why 538 regularly equalizes the tainted Rasmussen numbers before including them in their calculations. Rasmussen was caught red-handed messing with the numbers in 2012, when they predicted a Romney victory along with Gallup and were humiliated. Gallup responded by withdrawing from presidential campaign polling. Rasmussen responded by acting like it never happened and hoping nobody would notice. (And people should remember the nonsense about “Unskewed” polls in 2012 – when the Right Wing insisted that the REAL Americans weren’t being polled correctly because how could the numbers show approval and a lead for President Obama?)
The 2020 election frankly won’t be decided by the independents. It will be decided by the 2-3 million active Dem voters across the swing states who stayed home in 2016 and allowed Trump to squeak through with a minimal shelf of tiny majorities. If those Dems show up to vote in 2020, if they’ve learned their lesson about how elections really do have consequences, then Eric Trump will be able to complain about it all he wants on Trump TV while the rest of us clean up the mess that the Pence White House and its deplorable fans have made of our nation.
Circulating is a video of a group of Trump supporters – all white females – interviewed on CNN who not only claim Trump isn’t racist (per his latest tweets/presser), they claim The Squad is racist – against whites, naturally. By what objective truth can anyone believe this? Watch a couple of episodes of “All In The Family” and it makes its own strange bit of sense. In Archie Bunker’s world a mix of ignorance, belief and stereotype drive his entrenched opinions. When faced with facts by an educated ‘meathead’ he grows quickly frustrated and agitated.
My point is we watch Fox News video like this Eric Trump interview in complete disbelief. The bulls—t is is being dumped onto the audience with a bulldozer. Gaslighting doesn’t go nearly far enough in describing Eric Trump’s ridiculous vomit that’s easily debunked. How can even conservative news hosts sit still for it? But for the MAGA crowd he’s fulfilling their every belief and hope. And they love him for it.
You can’t penetrate such willful ignorance. The 2020 election cycle is going to be tough to witness.
“It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt”
This guys is as dumb as a styrofoam cup.