Eric Trump sprang to his father’s defense over Donald’s treatment of the family of a slain Muslim U.S. soldier. Eric Trump said that the Republican nominee had already apologized to the Khans and Gold Star families.
However, sources say this is not true. Donald Trump has declined to apologize.
During an interview on CBS This Morning, Eric Trump was quizzed about his dad’s seeming lack of remorse over his harsh treatment of the Khan family.
Despite Eric Trump’s claim, according to CNN, Donald has not offered an apology to the veteran’s grieving parents. Norah O’Donnell called the situation out, asking Eric if the real estate mogul would “be willing to apologize and move on.”
“I think that’s a great question for him, and he has by calling them a hero. In terms of the one question — whether you’ve made a sacrifice — I think my father has. Now, that’s certainly not the ultimate sacrifice, the ultimate sacrifice is a soldier dying for this nation, dying to protect the three of us, no doubt about it,” Eric responded.
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Co-host Gayle King asked Trump if it was difficult for his father to apologize.
Eric replied, “My father’s a fighter. I think that’s what this country needs is a fighter. And I think he was attacked the other day — he was attacked viciously — and by the way, that’s politics. You’re going to get attacked.”
Co-host Charlie Rose asked, “Who tells your father he’s wrong?”
“We can tell him he’s wrong,” Trump said.
Rose asked, “When’s the last time you told him he’s wrong?”
“Listen, we do it respectfully, we go back and forth as a family. I think that’s actually the benefit of having children be part of this process,” Eric said.
When King inquired whether Trump thinks his father is wrong about the Khans, Eric replied, “I think this is something that’s honestly blown hugely out of proportion.”
Trump insisted that his father had praised the family as “amazing people” and that the nominee’s focus was on security issues, illegal immigrants, and Syrian refugees.
Donald lit a whole new fire when he aired speculation about Khan’s wife, suggesting that her silence may indicate that she is subservient to her husband.
Some critics are saying that this apparent contempt for women has carried into the next generation. The speculation came up on Tuesday when Eric Trump talked about his sister, Ivanka, on CBS This Morning. Eric was asked about an interview with USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers, where Donald Trump was defending former Fox chief Roger Ailes. The Fox exec has stepped down in the wake of sexual harassment allegations.
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Powers asked Trump what he would advise his daughter Ivanka to do if she were being harassed.
“I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case,” Eric Trump explained. “I think what he’s saying is, Ivanka is a strong, powerful woman, she wouldn’t allow herself to be objected to it, and by the way, you should take it up with Human Resources.”
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) August 2, 2016
He continued, “She definitely would (address it with HR) as a strong person. At the same time I don’t think she would be subjected to that. I think that’s the point he was making and I think he did so well.”
Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News anchor who sued Ailes over sexual harassment, tweeted about the young Trump’s comments, saying, “Sad in 2016 we’re still victim blaming women.”
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