President Donald Trump’s sons Eric Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. have lashed out at GOP lawmakers and officials who are refusing to help push the Trump campaign’s unfounded conspiracy theories claiming widespread voter fraud across the country.
“President Trump, his son and top members of his campaign on Wednesday advanced a set of unfounded conspiracy theories about the vote-tallying process to claim that Democrats were rigging the final count,” The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
“Eric Trump tweeted a video, first pushed out by an account associated with the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory, that purported to show someone burning ballots cast for his father. The materials turned out to be sample ballots, and Twitter quickly suspended the original account that circulated the misleading clip.”
“Trump’s son and others, including White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, claimed falsely in tweets later hidden by warning labels that the president had won Pennsylvania — even though no such determination had been made,” the newspaper noted.
Republicans have largely rejected the Trump Team’s efforts to push wild voter fraud conspiracy theories — mainly because they have lacked any credible evidence.
Eric Trump appears to have viewed this as a complete betrayal to his father, writing in a since-deleted tweet: “Where is the GOP?! Our voters will never forget…”
another Trump son now complaining that the party has abandoned him https://t.co/KAq5MdozfQ
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 5, 2020
— Nevada Bob (@Bob_Nevada) November 5, 2020
Donald Trump, Jr. joined his brother in attacking the GOP, writing on Twitter: “The total lack of action from virtually all of the ‘2024 GOP hopefuls’ is pretty amazing. They have a perfect platform to show that they’re willing & able to fight but they will cower to the media mob instead.”
“Don’t worry @realDonaldTrump will fight & they can watch as usual!” he added.
One notable exception seems to be Ron DeSantis right now. He has been active and vocal. @RonDeSantisFL
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 5, 2020