President Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump, has accused GOP lawmakers of not being sufficiently supportive of his father. In the Trump scion's view, the Republican Party has left the president to shoulder all of the controversies surround his administration and that Democrats are undermining the country by opposing his agenda.
On July 31, Eric blasted Republican lawmakers for not doing more to protect his father.
"My father said it, you know, he said it a couple of weeks ago in a tweet," Eric told Fox News. "He said, you know, 'Am I going to have to carry this whole weight on my shoulders? When are some of the people in my own party going to start protecting me?' Now listen, I'm an outsider, I am looking in on the White House... But I want somebody to start fighting for him."
Trump took to social media July 23 to accuse GOP lawmakers of not shielding him from controversy or embarrassment.
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"It's very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President," he tweeted.
"He's the best fighter in the world," Eric said of his father. "He will do a better job fighting for himself than all of them will do fighting for him. But how much weight does he have to carry by himself."
The Trump scion asserted that Republicans were reluctant to embrace the new administration and wondered aloud why they would not want to tie themselves to his father's popularity.
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"Why wouldn't they embrace this?" Eric continued. "My father has the voice of this country. The people of this country love him."
The president's son indicated that he was baffled when Senate Republicans were unable to gather enough votes to repeal portions of the previous administration's Affordable Care Act, commonly called "Obamacare." Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, John McCain of Arizona and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska all voted against a so-called skinny repeal of the ACA, marking a devastating blow to the Trump administration's legislative agenda, CBS News reports.
"Why wouldn't they get in line?" Eric asked.
The Trump scion also directed his ire at Democratic lawmakers, asserting "Democrats would rather see my father fail than see this country succeed."
That same day, the Gallup daily tracking poll found that only 37 percent of national adults approved of Trump's job performance, while 59 percent disapproved.