During an interview with Fox News host Jeanine Pirro on “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump accused Democrats of “milking” coronavirus lockdowns in order to “deprive” the president of campaign rallies and hurt him in November’s election.
“They think they are taking away Donald Trump’s greatest tool, which is being able to go into an arena and fill it with 50,000 people every single time,” he said on Saturday.
“You watch, they’ll milk it every single day between now and Nov. 3. And guess what, after Nov. 3 coronavirus will magically all of a sudden go away and disappear and everybody will be able to reopen,” he bizarrely claimed.
After saying Biden can’t go on stage without making a horrible blunder, Eric Trump accuses Democrats of manufacturing Coronavirus shut downs to prevent Trump from holding rallies. He goes on to claim after Election Day, “Coronavirus will magically disappear” like it’s a hoax pic.twitter.com/nytfmbVN8I
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) May 17, 2020
Eric Trump’s comments echo claims made by his father at a campaign rally in February, in which he called Democrats’ criticism of the administration’s coronavirus response “their new hoax.”
MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle ripped into Eric’s remarks, tweeting: “If COVID is such a “hoax”, invented to keep Trump from holding rallies…why wouldn’t Fox News have Judge Jeanine & Eric Trump do this interview from their homes? Why not do a face-to-face interview in the studio?”
If #COVID is such a “hoax”, invented to keep @realDonaldTrump from holding rallies…why wouldn’t @FoxNews have @JudgeJeanine & Eric Trump do this interview from their homes? Why not do a face-to-face interview in the studio? https://t.co/YQPBsmUUKI
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) May 17, 2020
“This is INSANE,” tweeted David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to President Obama. “The Dems have hyped up COVID-19 to keep his dad from holding rallies?
There are 90K dead and climbing. The entire WORLD is grappling with this pandemic.”
This is INSANE. The Dems have hyped up COVID-19 to keep his dad from holding rallies?
There are 90K dead and climbing. The entire WORLD is grappling with this pandemic.
And @EricTrump thinks it’s all about keeping his dad from holding rallies?!?https://t.co/BFbFiYDNx7
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) May 17, 2020
Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr tweeted: “My state has passed 10,000 dead and the trumps continue to openly say the pandemic is a ‘hoax’ to prevent trump from holding rallies. You read that right. This is what these ghouls think of you and all Americans.”
My state has passed 10,000 dead and the trumps continue to openly say the pandemic is a “hoax” to prevent trump from holding rallies. You read that right. This is what these ghouls think of you and all Americans. https://t.co/Rx73mZnZA8
— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) May 17, 2020
So the deadly pandemic that’s ravaging the rest of the world is a Democratic trick to hurt his dad? https://t.co/gyeA37Wfvl
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) May 17, 2020
This may be the single stupidest thing ever said by a Presidential kid in American history. It should be pondered for a few moments in all of its idiotic glory. Nearly 100,000 Americans are dead. The economy is shattered. It is so because of the total incompetence of Donald Trump https://t.co/fZulcfYCHQ
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) May 17, 2020
Fox News needs to ask Eric Trump some actual questions. Otherwise it’s just an infomercial.
Here are good ones to start: why are funeral homes overwhelmed with deaths if this is a hoax? Why are sympathy cards in such short supply? Is the entire world in on the hoax? https://t.co/Q6qbghzuyF
— (((Howard Forman))) (@thehowie) May 17, 2020
As of Sunday morning, the U.S. has reported more than 1.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and more than 90,000 deaths.