President Donald Trump’s younger adult son is being criticized for falsely claiming on national television that the COVID-19 crisis is a Democratic hoax that will “disappear” after the November presidential election. Eric Trump said that Democrats are hyping the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent conservatives from attending his father’s campaign re-election rallies.
“Listen, Biden loves this,” Eric Trump, a vice president at the Trump Organization, told Fox News host “Judge Jeanine” Pirro on Saturday night. “They think they’re taking away Donald Trump’s greatest tool, which is being able to go into an arena and fill it with 50,000 people every single time.”
Trump’s rallies do not have 50,000 people every single time, or most times, despite what the President and his family claim.
“So they will, and you watch, they’ll milk it every single day between now and November 3,” Eric Trump added.
“And guess what, after November 3, coronavirus will magically all of the sudden go away and disappear and everybody will be able to reopen.”
He also called the coronavirus pandemic “a very cognizant strategy that they’re trying to employ.”
Eric Trump on his dad being unable to hold rallies b/c of a pandemic that has killed nearly 90k Americans: “After Nov. 3, coronavirus will magically all of the sudden go away & disappear & everybody will be able to reopen. [Dems] are trying to deprive him of his greatest asset.” pic.twitter.com/9ZGQw9H3JC
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 17, 2020
Many were stunned and angered, given that 90,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus pandemic, a death toll that never had to be so high had Eric Trump’s father done his job.
If #COVID is such a “hoax”, invented to keep @realDonaldTrump from holding rallies…why wouldn’t @FoxNews have @JudgeJeanine & Eric Trump do this interview from their homes? Why not do a face-to-face interview in the studio? https://t.co/YQPBsmUUKI
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) May 17, 2020
90,000+ Americans are dead.
No one gives a shit that your Dad can’t get a quick dopamine boost from a modern-day KKK rally.
We care that our family and friends are at risk of dying because of your family’s incompetence. https://t.co/e9qBOwGd8j
— Millennial Politics (@MillenPolitics) May 17, 2020
So the deadly pandemic that’s ravaging the rest of the world is a Democratic trick to hurt his dad? https://t.co/gyeA37Wfvl
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) May 17, 2020
Eric, 90,000 people dead! No person with humanity loves this! We’re trying to save lives here. @JoeBiden will help solve this in Nov. But, because daddy screwed up this from the very beginning, we’ve 90,000 dead. Only your creepy inhuman family says this is plot to destroy daddy
— Jody Alford (@JodyAlford17) May 17, 2020
This is INSANE. The Dems have hyped up COVID-19 to keep his dad from holding rallies?
There are 90K dead and climbing. The entire WORLD is grappling with this pandemic.
And @EricTrump thinks it’s all about keeping his dad from holding rallies?!?https://t.co/BFbFiYDNx7
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) May 17, 2020
90,000 Americans dead in 2 months! 100,000 by June 1st!!!!!!! @realDonaldTrump son Eric still lying talking about a hoax! You cannot lie away the deaths of people love ones that Trump administration and @GOP is responsible for! #WeSeeYou #SufferingDeath https://t.co/lF2I5WeyXp
— I’mthatgirl62 (@CBarnes54780485) May 17, 2020
Hey @realDonaldTrump yesterday your idiot son #EricTrump suggested #Coronavirus is a ‘Dem hoax’ created to stop your rallies & that it’ll “magically disappear” after Nov 3. Today your HHS Secty #AlexAzar said that’s all bullshit. Just more #Trump chaos… pic.twitter.com/0tFZKm4q19
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) May 17, 2020
Spoiled brat Eric Trump just dismissed the deaths of 90,000 Americans, the sorrow of their families, the heroic work of front line workers as a “hoax”, all to hamper his father’s reelection bid. For the Trump’s it’s always about them, them, them!
— MizQue (@MizQue) May 17, 2020
Are you fucking nuts , Eric? No really, people are fricken dying.. it’s close to 90,000 Americans Dead and you want DADDY DEAREST TO GO BACK TO DOING his goddamn #HateRally schtick? Oh boo hoo little Boy, get out of here! #COVID19 kills Republicans and Democrats alike.
— Marilyn Holtz🆘🙏🏻❤️🇺🇸✊🌊 (@MagicalMerlin50) May 17, 2020
Families should mail copies of their love ones obituaries who have died from COVID-19 to Eric Trump since he BELIEVES the virus is a hoax
— ABlackWomanWhoDontGiveAF*ck (@battletested5) May 17, 2020
Fox News needs to ask Eric Trump some actual questions. Otherwise it’s just an infomercial.
Here are good ones to start: why are funeral homes overwhelmed with deaths if this is a hoax? Why are sympathy cards in such short supply? Is the entire world in on the hoax? https://t.co/Q6qbghzuyF
— (((Howard Forman))) (@thehowie) May 17, 2020
Hey, if the virus is a hoax, why is Eric Trump sheltering at home?https://t.co/6zADwGqzoe
— Richard Rosendall (@RickRosendall) May 17, 2020
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Fox News Host Continues His War on Public School Teachers – This Time by Calling to ‘Just Stop Vaccinating’ Them
“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade says it’s time to stop vaccinating public school teachers who refuse to return to work because of the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic.
“In places like Illinois, and in places like New York City, in places like Chicago,” ranted Kilmeade Tuesday, talking about his favorite targets, “they have to open up the schools, they’lls [sic] ventilation’s getting fixed, everything’s being done, money’s being given, vaccinations being given to the teachers and they still won’t open up to the schools, these K through eighth graders need to go back to public schools – the ones that are being hurt are the lowest income people whose parents most likely both are working if you have two in the family. That has to stop. If not, stop vaccinating teachers. If they’re not going to go back to work, stop vaccinating.”
Brian Kilmeade: "Just stop vaccinating teachers; if they're not gonna go back to work, stop vaccinating them." pic.twitter.com/pDoNrl2pBQ
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) January 26, 2021
This is not the first time Kilmeade has attacked public school teachers.
Just two weeks ago while guest hosting on “The Five” Kilmeade blasted teachers who are afraid to return to in-person classroom teaching, and again targeted “Chicago,” which he verbally stressed. His co-host jumped on board, calling public school teachers “disgraceful” and saying they should put children’s eduction ahead of their own lives and the lives of their families.
— Brian Kilmeade (@kilmeade) January 12, 2021
Over the summer, while he broadcasted from the safety of his own home, Kilmeade also demanded teachers return to work despite the pandemic.
Brian Kilmeade says schools must re-open in the fall in part because “life is full of risks, kids should learn that early that life is full of hurdles, you’ve got to find a way to overcome.” pic.twitter.com/zamv1HgMwj
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) July 8, 2020
Kilmeade has never believed the coronavirus could be controlled and infection rates reduced, as he made clear last month.
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade tells viewers: “There really is no preventing this virus from spreading.”
— Jeremy Barr (@jeremymbarr) December 8, 2020
Meanwhile, Kilmeade last week spent some time learning how to be a prime-time host, trying out for Fox News’ expansion of its opinion shows into the 7 PM hour. It did not go well, as viewership dropped dramatically.
Brian Kilmeade in primetime did worse on Thursday night. Once again finishing third across the board, Fox News Primetime drew only 1.824 million total viewers and 255,000 in the key 25-54 demo.
In comparison, CNN’s Erin Burnett drew three times the demo audience (771,000). https://t.co/HXzbUJgvdy
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) January 22, 2021
Trump Mocked After WSJ Reports He Wants to Start a New ‘Patriot Party’ – The Original Was Linked to the Black Panthers
“Patriot Party was socialist antifa”
President Donald Trump in recent days has been talking about starting up a new political party, called the Patriot Party. Social media users immediately mocked Trump – not only for wanting to start a new party, given his historically unpopular polling numbers, but because of the name he chose for his new group.
Late last week former Trump Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, told Foreign Policy that President Trump is just plain ignorant of history.
“His understanding of global events, his understanding of global history, his understanding of US history was really limited,” Tillerson said. “It’s really hard to have a conversation with someone who doesn’t even understand the concept for why we’re talking about this.”
The Wall Street Journal Tuesday night reported Trump wants to call his new political party the Patriot Party.
Not surprisingly, there already has been a Patriot Party, starting in the 1960’s. It ended in the ’80’s. Trump was alive during those years, but apparently missed it.
The Patriot Party was affiliated with the Black Panthers, a far-left anti-racism Black power political group that disbanded in the early ’80’s. It grew through community organizing and became popular among poor rural Americans by advocating for free basic necessities, including food and wood for stoves.
Trump apparently isn’t the first in recent days to come up with the idea. It’s been rolling around on social media since last month.
Here’s what some are saying:
So a group of Parler crazies and Boogaloo boys started a Telegram group called “Patriot Party” that called for this… https://t.co/R6vViQYrqm
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) January 20, 2021
There was a “Patriot Party” organized in the late 1960’s. It was an American Socialist Organization for
impoverished whites in rural areas. Eventually it became tied to both the Rainbow Coalition and the Black Panthers. Trump, still a bozo 🤡!
— Jo Kovacik (@jojok57) January 20, 2021
Ha! One previous “Patriot Party” (1960s-’80s) was a socialist, multi-racial coalition of community organizers and anti-fascists associated with the Rainbow Coaltion founded by Fred Hampton of the Black Panthers! https://t.co/RpyoeHXQh7
— Fred Dews (@publichistory) January 20, 2021
The irony of Trump wanting to start the “Patriot Party” is massive.
Patriot Party was a rural white SOCIALIST organization closely tied to Jesse Jackson & black panthers. It was formed after the 1969 “United Front Against Fascism” conference.
Patriot Party was socialist antifa
— Khalid Nigh (@Eternal0Star) January 20, 2021
Who wants to tell him? pic.twitter.com/VCEEf8smnm
— Dr. Betsy, Ed.D 🌊 🇺🇸 💙 #AmericaIsBack 🌊😷 (@erichards24) January 20, 2021
i think its funny that people are talking about joining the patriot party and are part of a white supremacy group but fail to see that the patriot party befriended the black panthers 🤔
— aylesia. (@aylesia) January 19, 2021
— Larry Fox (@Larry911) January 16, 2021
— Matt Ortega (@MattOrtega) January 20, 2021
“In 1970 the FBI arrested the entire central committee of the Patriot Party…” https://t.co/HCvsYBa5xe
History would repeat itself. https://t.co/iFWA70l15A
— Matt Ortega (@MattOrtega) January 20, 2021
They must not know that google exists because a Patriot Party already occurred in the US 1960-1980. Voted liberal, partially founded by the Black Panthers, and would be the enemy of this current take on the party. Fucking morons
— KPF (@drinksforfree) January 20, 2021
Trump Is ‘Untethered to Reality’ and His Thanksgiving Rant Proves It: CNN’s Berman
CNN host John Berman on Friday lit into President Donald Trump for going on an unhinged Thanksgiving rant about the 2020 election in which he once again falsely claimed that he won.
Berman in particular zeroed in on Trump’s seething anger at Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason, who asked the president on Thursday if he’d concede that he lost the election.
“He was yelling at Jeff Mason, who is the most mild-mannered reporter in America, who was asking one of the most obvious questions in America, which is, ‘Will you concede the race that you lost?’” Berman said. “I think it gave a window into where the president is this morning and how untethered to reality he may be.”
Guest Ron Brownstein shared Berman’s assessment and talked about the harm it’s doing to the United States.
“[He’s] doing real damage,” Brownstein said. “You’ve seen the polling: Three-quarters of Republicans now believe the election was stolen. We’ve never seen anything like this, an effort by a president to systemically undermine the results of the election.”
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