Eric Trump defends US president over Baltimore: 'My father is right and the Democrats know it'
The president's son blamed the situation in Baltimore on Democratic leadership, saying other cities in the country under Democrats were suffering for the same reason.
President Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump, backed his father's attacks on Baltimore on Monday night, claiming that Democratic lawmakers know President Trump's criticism of the city is accurate.
Trump's younger son, while talking to Fox News' Sean Hannity, said: "Baltimore is broken. My father is right, and the Democrats know it. It's just they run away from it."
The statement came days after President Trump launched an attack on Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings and Baltimore, arguing that his district was "disgusting" and a "rat and rodent-infested mess."
The president was then criticized for making racist remarks about a lawmaker of color, similar to the one last week when he asked four congresswomen of color to go "back to their crime-infested countries."
Trump's attack against Cummings, the House Oversight Committee chairman, came after the lawmaker expressed his displeasure with Customs and Border Protection and the conditions of the detention centers holding detained immigrants.
Eric Trump, on Monday, doubled down on his father's claims, blaming the situation in Baltimore on Democratic leadership, and said that other cities in the country under Democrats were suffering for the same reason.
"How long has Baltimore been controlled by Democrats?" Eric asked. "You take the top ten most dangerous cities in this country, and they are all controlled by Democrats."
Eric, while defending his father's tweets, also said that the Republican president was doing Baltimore a favor by bringing attention to the issues faced by the city.
"Anybody who's ever driven north on south on I-95 who's driven through Baltimore knows that city is broken," Eric Trump said. "And so my father's bringing attention to a place that needs real help. I mean, it's tragically sad."
PresidentTrump, in his latest statement, made the same claim, stating that the African American residents living in the city called him to thank him for getting involved in the issue as he claimed that city is "filthy dirty" and "so horrible" because corrupt politicians have been mishandling the taxpayers' money.
“I’ve received more phone calls than I think on any other subject of people from Baltimore and other cities corruptly run by Democrats, thanking me for getting involved,” Trump told reporters outside the White House.