President Trump DONALD JOHN TRUMP Pompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator’s ties: reportHouse unravels with rise of ‘Les Enfants Terrible’Ben Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racistMORE’s son Eric Trump on Wednesday said that “95 percent of this country” is behind his father’s message for the U.S.
Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization, appeared on “Fox & Friends” after the House voted to formally rebuke the president’s tweets attacking four minority congresswomen as “racist.”
“No one has been fighting for American pride and standing up for the national anthem and standing up for our flag and not allowing our flag to be burned in the streets,” he said. “No one’s been fighting for these things and my father is in there and he’s fighting every single day.”
“Guys, I’m telling you, 95 percent of this country is behind him in this message,” he claimed. “People love this nation.”
“Well, certainly among Republicans,” co-host Brian Kilmeade said.
It is unclear what Eric Trump was referring to, as the president’s overall approval rating has remained at 41 percent this week, with 55 percent disapproving of his time in office, according to a Reuters–Ipsos poll released Wednesday.
The elder Trump’s net approval among Republicans increased 5 percentage points following the controversial tweets, and now stands at 72 percent.
Support faltered among Democrats and independents, however. His net approval dropped 2 percentage points among Democrats, pollsters found, while about 3 in 10 independent voters now say they approve of Trump, down from 4 in 10 last week.
The president’s son railed against liberal minority freshmen targeted in the tweets — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) — for calling to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement and criticizing the conditions of migrant detention camps along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Co-host Steve Doocy asked if the president telling the nonwhite liberal lawmakers to “go back” to the “places from which they came” was appropriate, noting how some Republicans have condemned the language.
“I love the tweet. If you don’t love our country, get out. Leave. If you complain about our country, go experience somewhere else in the world,” Trump said. “I’ve seen a lot of the world. We have it so great in America.”
A majority of Americans — 59 percent — said the president’s tweets were “un-American,” according to another poll released Wednesday.
Nearly two-thirds of all Americans surveyed, 65 percent, agreed that telling a person of color to «go back where they came from» is racist, a USA Today–Ipsos poll found.
However, 85 percent of Democrats agree that such an action would be racist, compared to just 45 percent of Republicans.