Eric Trump, son of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, expressed his support for his sister Ivanka to be the vice presidential candidate on July 7 (video below).
Eric was asked on "Fox & Friends" about the suggestion of his sister by Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who supports Donald, but pulled out of the VP race, notes USA TODAY.
"I agree," Eric stated. "She’s got the beautiful looks. She’s smart, she’s smart, smart, smart … Hey, she’s certainly got my vote."
Co-host Steve Doocy asked Eric if his sister was 35 years old, and Eric said: “She’ll just be 35. Her birthday is right at the end of October, so she just makes that by about seven, eight days."
Co-host Ainsley Earhardt praised Ivanka's business sense because of the shoes and jewelry in stores with her name.
Eric added that people have been calling his father "every five minutes" to be added to the vice presidential list of contenders.
Donald met with Senate Republicans privately in what two GOP officials described as a combative meeting, The Washington Post reports.
When Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona introduced himself, Donald reportedly told him, "You’ve been very critical of me."
"Yes, I’m the other senator from Arizona, the one who didn’t get captured, and I want to talk to you about statements like that," Flake replied, according to the two officials.
Flake was allegedly making a reference to Donald's disparaging comments about Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona.
The sources said Donald threatened to attack Flake publicly, and Flake told the GOP candidate to stop going after Mexicans.
In response, Donald reportedly told Flake he was going to lose his reelection, but Flake noted that he wasn't running this year.
Donald reportedly called Republican Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois a loser. Kirk, who did not attend the closed-door meeting, has said he will not support the billionaire.
The sources also asserted that Donald went after Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, who has called for third party candidate.
Paul Manafort, Donald's campaign’s chairman, told The Washington Post:
Today’s meeting was positive and productive and these characterizations, attributed to unnamed sources, are wholly inaccurate. The conversation was very positive and substantive.
The Members were in total agreement with Mr. Trump of the need to unite the Party and work together to win the Presidency and keep a Republican Congress.
Mr. Trump was pleased with the discussion and looks forward to working together with the Republican Party leadership towards defeating Hillary Clinton in November.