On Saturday, Eric Trump appeared on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” to say what many Americans are already thinking, that the Democrats are using the coronavirus pandemic as an election ploy to boost their chances of defeating his father, President Trump.
He pointed out that in a world that the Dems have created, people can buy a bottle of liquor but can’t go to church, and they can go to Planned Parenthood to get an abortion but can’t go to a public library to vote — this being in response to the left’s push for national mail-in voting.
“The Democrats are trying to milk this for everything they can and it’s sad,” he said. “My father as commander-in-chief has one of the hardest decisions any president in history has had — he has to weigh the safety of the public versus our economy and opening up America.”
And once the election is over, Trump said “the coronavirus will magically all of a sudden go away and disappear” — this being a clear reference to hysterical media coverage.
After noting that presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden is “staying in his basement,” host Jeanine Pirro asked Eric Trump about the possible consequences the lockdown could have on his father’s reelection campaign.
“The election is 176 days away,” he replied. “Biden loves this. Biden can’t go on stage without making some horrible blunder. Even from his basement, he’s making awful gaffes every day. His campaign is thrilled he’s not going out there.”
“They think they are taking away Donald Trump’s greatest tool, which is to go into an arena with 50,000 people every single time,” Trump continued. “You watch, they will milk it every single day between now and Nov. 3rd. And after Nov. 3rd, coronavirus will magically all of a sudden go away and disappear and everybody will be able to re-open.”
Further expanding on the left’s strategy, he said the politicization of COVID-19 is intended to take away the president’s strengths.
“They’re trying to deprive him of his greatest asset, which is the fact that the American people love him,” Trump added. “The fact that he’s relatable. The fact that he can draw massive crowds. Joe Biden can’t get 10 people in a room, my father is getting 50,000 in a room.”
Insisting this is “a very cognizant strategy they are trying to deploy,” he pointed to the efforts to require mail-in voting and allow illegal immigrants to vote being part of the plan.
Pirro noted that Americans can stand in line at Walmart, but Democrats don’t want to allow them to stand in line to vote, asking Trump if he believes people are buying into the fear they are instilling.
He pointed out that the media “is buying into it,” before noting the hypocrisy of reporters wearing masks at White House press conferences, only to be “ripping off their masks” when the camera’s stop rolling.
“They’re doing a massive disservice,” Trump said. “They’re being disingenuous about the whole thing. They are doing it for one reason, they want to hurt Trump. They tried to do it with the Russia thing. They tried to do it with the Ukraine scandal, they tried to do it with impeachment. Now they are trying to do it with coronavirus.”
“They know they can’t beat him,” he continued. “They know that Joe Biden can’t beat him, he doesn’t stand a chance. So what are they trying? They are trying anything they can to stop him. They will shut down the economy. They will stop in-person voting.”
Trump concluded by insisting that the mainstream media is “effectively a propaganda arm” for the Dems and will continue this narrative.
“It’s incredible. But you know the great thing about it? Americans see through it and they are not going to let it happen,” he concluded.