Eric Trump Says Dad Needs GOP To "Get In Line"
During an interview with Sean Hannity on Monday, July 31, Eric Trump said Republicans should support his father more. He couldn't seem to wrap his head around the reason why President Donald Trump is experiencing a lack of support. While discussing President Donald Trump's relationship with members of his own party, Eric Trump said,
My father said it, you know, he said it a couple of weeks ago in a tweet. He said, you know, 'Am I going to have to carry this whole weight on my shoulders? When are some of the people in my own party going to start protecting me?' Now listen, I'm an outsider, I am looking in on the White House. … But I want somebody to start fighting for him.
The younger Trump does have a point, too, in that there are indeed a number of notable GOP congresspeople who have done things that are far from "protecting" the president.
Just last week, Sen. Lindsey Graham gave a subtle threat to President Trump about impeachment, just as three other Republican senators defected from the party's efforts to repeal Obamacare.
Then there's Sen. Jeff Flake, who wrote an op-ed about President Trump on Monday, calling out his party for "creating" and "rationalizing" him.
So yeah, Trump does not many people vehemently defending him, at least not right now. It's obvious why, too.
In the past 10 days alone, the president hired a Wall Street financier with no political communications experience, Anthony Scaramucci, which ended up forcing out Sean Spicer, who just happens to have a career's worth of political political communications experience and went out of his way to defend the president for the most ridiculous things.
Then Scaramucci ripped chief of staff Reince Priebus, while President Trump himself got reportedly turned off by Priebus for not firing back,which eventually resulted in Priebus becoming former chief of staff.
Most notably, there's also the fact that the first and most loyal Republican senator who endorsed Trump, now Attorney General Jeff Sessions, became President Trump's punching bag last week.
In other words, recents events have taught us that even people most loyal to Trump can get screwed over by the president.
Maybe, just maybe, that's a reason why Republicans have even less of a reason to "fight" for the president.