-- Eric Trump (Third Favorite Son-NY) on Sean Hannity's show, "Fox News"
I was very tempted not to write anything and just let the fellow's word stand alone. I mean, there's no reason to really try to "refute" them anymore than if you'd try to explain to a raving lunatic baying at the moon that it's not actually made of pockmarked potatoes, and yes, men really truly did walk on it. But in the end, what he said is so funny, how can one not take easy pot shots?!! God created ridicule for a reason. It's almost like Eric intentionally chose to put a "Kick Me" sign on his rear end. So, I consider this God's work.
For starters therefore,, it is an absolute certainty that Eric Trump has seen hatred like this. If not, he has been living in a fantasy bubble his whole life and not been looking very hard. The only other explanation is that maybe people just hide it well when talking to him. Though I'd think the smirks and rolling eyes would be a dead giveaway. Even to someone as seemingly clueless as he appears to be.
Not seen hatred like this? At the very least, he had to have seen it in the GOP when a black man was president. Or every night at the dinner table when his paterfamilias started ranting about minorities or women who wouldn't sleep with him. Even if he zoned out at those times, he had to have seen it when his dad called Third World nations "shit holes." It was hard to miss, it made all the headlines.
Also, for the record, according to the Religious Right, Democrats became people the moment of conception. So, as much as Eric is trying his best to dehumanize people who are a threat to his father and family inheritance, which is oh-so fascist of him, he's caught in an awkward position of disagreeing the Republican base. Which is the #1 Rule of Trump Fight Club. Do not disagree with the base, no matter how racist, close-minded, misogynistic and empty.
And while he says that he doesn't see Democrats having "a message," I believe that although there is not an excuse for that, there is an explanation. When Democrats in the House recently passed a Fair Elections bill and also passed a major gun control bill, Eric -- like so many elected officials in today's Republican Party, beholden to the gun manufacturer corporation-owned NRA and Big Money interests -- doesn't see that as "a message" but rather a threat. So, it's just a semantics thing.
All that said, Eric Trump does make a very reasonable point about how morality "is just gone, morals have flown out the window and this country deserves better." So, hat's off to his keen sense of observation. Though to be fair, it's incredibly hard to miss when you're surrounded all day by those people who endorse accused pedophiles, ridicule the disabled, are charged publicly by 16 women for sexual abuse, have serial affairs when married, pay off porn actresses to keep them quiet in order to skirt election laws, take out full-page newspaper ads calling for the death of five innocent black kids, are sued by the government for racial discrimination, launder money with mobsters, describe many neo-Nazis as very fine people, surround themselves with women beaters, conspire with America's main foreign adversary, obstruct justice and oh so much more. And by "those people" I mean -- oh, you've figured that one out.
And it's nice too how he points out that the Democrats should have won the 2016 election. For all his dad's woeful bleats of innocence, it's refreshing to see, no matter how obliquely, a family acknowledgment of outside help to accomplish the unexpected.
At least I think he means the 2016 election, since -- although he says the Democratic party is imploding -- they did swamp Republicans in 2018 and won back the House of Representatives with a 38-seat majority, which (if that's imploding) he should be eternally grateful because otherwise impeachment and Senate conviction would have happened two months ago, about a week after the new members were sworn in. So, given that this is Eric Trump after all, it's possible that he did mean 2018 and just wasn't paying attention or didn't understand what happened. But still, it was good of him to acknowledge that outside forces did help
(I did also get a smile from Eric drawing attention to how little money his dad actually spent in the 2016 election after having insisted he was going to "self-fund" it all. Well, of course the entire Democratic Party spent so much more than Trump did! They're an entire political party. Trump is just a single, pathological lying con man who quickly shifted all fundraising to outside interests and the GOP.)
There's so much more that he said, but unfortunately I'm not exactly sure what he's rambling about so it's difficult to even quip about it. Clearly between Nancy Pelosi (most especially) and Chuck Schumer there is not only leadership, but at a level that has run circles around Trump and drives him nuts. (Which isn't that long a drive.) Nor do I have a clue who he trying to "slam" by saying there are no strong candidates, since the joke is that the field is so bizarrely overcrowded. Nor do I know what Eric considers a "whack job," particularly since the standard he's surrounded by is so abysmally low.
So, at a certain point, ridicule has it's limits and you let one's words speak loudly for themselves
The father of the Republican Party was right. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than speak and remove all doubt.