Eric Trump: Democrats 'Aren't Even People'

| by Michael Howard

First son Eric Trump is making headlines after stating that his father's opponents in the Democratic Party are "not even people."

The controversial remarks came during a June 6 interview Eric gave to Sean Hannity on Fox News.

"I've never seen hatred like this and to me they're not even people," he stated, reports CNN. "It's so, so sad. I mean morality is just gone. Morals have flown out the window. We deserve so much better than this as a country."

Eric went on to lambaste the Democratic Party in general and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez specifically, saying they are incompetent.

"You see the Democratic Party, they're imploding. They're imploding," he said. "They have no message. You see the head of the DNC who is a total whack job. There's no leadership there. And so what do they do? They become obstructionists because they have no message of their own. They have no solid candidates of their own."

"They lost the election they should have won because they spent seven times the amount of money that my father spent," he continued. "They have no message, so what do they try and do? They try and obstruct a great man. They try and obstruct his family. They come after us viciously. And it's truly, truly horrible."

Perez took to Twitter the following day to respond to Eric's criticism, implying the president is treating women and minorities as if they are not people.

"Eric, Democrats are people," he wrote, according to The Hill. "So are Muslims, immigrants, women, people with pre-existing conditions, and everyone else [President Donald] Trump is hurting."

In another interview with ABC's "Good Morning America," Eric denounced the investigation into the president's alleged ties to Russia, describing it as "the greatest hoax of all time."

"I was there throughout the campaign," Eric said, according to The Hill. "We have no dealings with Russia. We have no projects in Russia. We have nothing to do with Russia."

Eric's comments echo those of this father, who has repeatedly called the investigation a "witch hunt" and "fake news," and recently tweeted that Russia "must be laughing at the U.S. & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News."

A number of the president's campaign personnel stand accused of having improper contacts with Russian officials before and after the election. In May it was announced that Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, had attempted in December 2016 to open up a covert line of communication between Trump's transition team and the Russian government.

Kushner denies any wrongdoing.

Sources: CNN, The Hill (2) / Photo credit: A. Shaker/VOA

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