Eric Trump Whines That People Shouldn’t Blame His Daddy For Inciting Hateful Actions

According to Eric Trump, it’s unfair for anyone to dare suggest that his daddy, President Donald Trump, bears any responsibility for poisoning the tenor of political debate in the country that may have contributed to the recent spate of far right violence we’ve seen, including the mailing of pipe bombs to Democratic political figures and a horrific attack on a Jewish synagogue that left 11 people dead Saturday.

During a phone interview with Fox News host Jeanine Pirro Saturday evening, Eric was asked by Pirro:

“Is this a sign of the rhetoric, and the outrage people are hearing? Is there any correlation between the two?”

Trump replied:

“I don’t know. Listen—there might be, there might not be.

“It seems like we’ve gotten to a point where everything has to be politicized.”

Then the president’s son tried desperately to shield his father from criticism that his rhetoric inspires such evil actions:

“I think we should try to pull politics out of these things. [The synagogue shooter] doesn’t represent the left, he doesn’t represent the right.”

Twitter users had a clear message for Eric Trump and his father, and they weighed in after the interview aired:

If you stand in a room filled with gasoline and then proceed to start striking matches, don’t be surprised when you’re engulfed by flames.

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