Eric Trump snapped back at ABC host Jonathan Karl on Sunday morning when pressed with questions about the New York Times’ reporting on his father’s finances and self-dealing.
Pressed by Karl on the bombshell report, the president’s son ranted and complained that his father has actually “lost a fortune running for president.”
“We’ve lost a fortune, my father has lost a fortune running for president and he doesn’t care,” Trump insisted. “He wanted to do what was right. The last thing in the world Donald Trump needs is this job. He wakes up in the morning and he has to fight you and he has to fight the media and he fights the Democrats and he gets punched in the head.”
“Every single day he wakes up and he fights for this country and he fights against the lunacy of the radical left, ” he rambled. “And he created the greatest economy and he created the most jobs and he rebuilt the military.”
Trump continued, “My father has lost a fortune, an absolute fortune doing what he does. You compare that to Joe Biden –”
“But back to this story, Karl interjected. “How is it appropriate? Answer the question.”
“Let me finish” Trump insisted, his voice rising.
“Go Google Biden’s house right now and tell me if you think a person who has been in government for 47 years, 47 seven years, Can afford that mansion on the water in Wilmington, Delaware, ” Trump parried without addressing Karl’s question.
Asked about in-depth reporting from the New York Times detailing how his father has done political favors for his paying customers, Eric Trump immediately pivots to whining about how unfairly his dad is supposedly treating. He never addresses the substance of the investigation. pic.twitter.com/TcgBgWrjC6
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 11, 2020