Eric Trump says there's never been a 'more beloved political figure' than his dad: 'He's a father to America'

'What my father did is something that no political figure has ever done in American history, and he changed his country, and he changed it for the better'


                            Eric Trump says there's never been a 'more beloved political figure' than his dad: 'He's a father to America'
Donald Trump gives an 'air kiss' to his son Eric Trump (Getty Images)

Eric Trump has lashed out at Democrats for trying to "tar and feather" his father —] former President Donald Trump — in their impeachment proceedings against him. “They tried to manufacture everything under the sun against my father, against all of us," the younger Trump told Sean Hannity on his Fox News show on February 2. "They do it every single day. They continue to do it. Even when he’s a private citizen, they’re still trying to impeach him."

It's worth noting that "impeachment" is only the political equivalent of being "charged with a crime," according to The Wrap. Democrats have already impeached Trump on January 13, in the final days of his presidential tenure. Nonetheless, Eric Trump touted his father's popularity even after leaving office. “They wanna tar and feather the man. They know he did a great job for this nation. They know that there’s never been a more beloved political figure in our country’s history,” he told Hannity.

Eric Trump and his wife Lara Trump address the crowd at a campaign rally (Getty Images)

The 45th president has consistently been popular with the GOP throughout his presidency, according to several polls. Trump, however, saw his approval rating and polling plunge among major pollsters after he was blamed for inciting the violence at the US Capitol on January 6.

But a number of conservative-leaning polls claimed that Trump's jobs approval rating had actually increased since the riots. According to the Rasmussen polling firm, Trump's approval rating stood at 48 percent on January 11. Close to 51 percent of respondents disapproved of Trump's job performance.

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In December 2020, another Rasmussen poll showed Trump's approval rating at 45 percent. Polls released on January 5 and 6, 2021, however, showed his approval rating had risen to 47 percent. The day after the riots, the pollster listed Trump's approval rating as high as 49 percent, which was a point higher than where it stood on January 11.

Having said that, the highest approval rating Trump enjoyed was in late September 2019, at 53 percent. Meanwhile, the highest former President Barack Obama had was 52 percent in January 2011, according to Rasmussen.

Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally on March 2, 2020 (Getty Images)

“There are 75 million Americans who would follow him to the end of Earth. I mean, they love the man, they love what he stands for," Eric Trump said of his father on Fox News. "They love that he was a fighter, that he carried that fight largely alone. Oftentimes he had to fight for the entire Republican party, right, because they weren’t doing a whole lot of — now you have a lot good fighters but you didn’t back then."

In conclusion, Eric declared that his father was "really a father to America." “What my father did is something that no political figure has ever done in American history, and he changed his country, and he changed it for the better. And he taught people how to fight, and he gave Americans the greatest civics lesson, and it’s exactly, frankly, what this country needed,” Eric Trump said, adding: “He’s really a father to America."

Anti-Trump Twitterati was astonished at Eric's remarks and mocked him for the same. "At every party, there are the guys who drink too much and stay too long and don't know when to stop talking because they're too drunk to know the party is over. Meanwhile, Officer Brian Sicknick lies in honor in the Capitol," screenwriter Billy Ray tweeted.

"@EricTrump I mean he’s loved by so many that there were 7 million more votes for the guy who ran against him, and he managed to flip the house, senate and white house out of Republican control all to Democratic control in a mere 4 years. BELOVED I TELL YOU," another user quipped. "Beloved by white supremacists, insurrectionists, & people now admitting they are sorry they bought into 45's lies... Eric Trump - you need to exit the trump train. You will never have a future in politics & the market & corporate execs are dropping your daddy in troves. Go sleep," a third added.



 



 



 

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