Eric Trump has been no stranger to controversy. Now, he's spoken out once again about his father and he didn't hold back...
Trump has hardly been a president free of controversy.
via: GettyBut it seems his son Eric still holds him up as a beacon of morality and good.
And he hasn't been afraid of speaking out...
via: Getty ImagesJust days after claiming his father saved Christianity, he has now made another shocking statement.
Now, on September 29, Trump took part in the first presidential debate.
via: GettyTrump V Biden was never going to be a civilized affair, but the scenes that unfolded were nothing short of brutal.
Tensions between the candidates have been bubbling for some time now...
via: GettyAnd, it seemed that their mutual feelings of resentment finally reached a boiling point.
And, in a moment many weren't expecting...
via: GettyBiden suddenly lashed out at President Trump when he continued to speak over him.
While many have criticized Biden for his unprofessionalism...
@MSNBC Finally someone said to Trump what I’ve wanted to say to him for the last four years!— Doremus Jessup (@Doremus Jessup)1601429358.0
There were many eye-opening moments from the ninety-minute debate.
via: GettyFor example...
The president was grilled on the newly surfaced allegations regarding his income tax.
via: GettyAsked if it was true that he paid just $750 in income tax in 2016, as reported by The New York Times last week, Trump said, without hesitation: "I paid millions of dollars in taxes, of income tax." Biden used this opportunity to ask for evidence of these tax payments, adding that Trump "takes advantage of the tax code."
Trump was also asked to condemn white supremacist groups...
via: GettyBut instead chose to focus on the left. He said: "Sure I'm willing to do that, but almost everything I see is from the left-wing. I'm willing to do anything. I want to see peace." And, when asked to give this group of people a name, he responded with "Proud Boys." Proud Boys, a neo-Nazi organization, appeared to use Trump's "stand back, stand by" call in a new logo posted on Telegram shortly after the debate.
The President did provide some good news with regards to a coronavirus vaccine, however.
via: GettyWhen Biden pointed out that 200,000 Americans have died during the pandemic as a result of the President's "lack of plan", Trump retaliated by insisting that "millions would have died if Biden was in charge." He then added that the US is "weeks away" from a vaccine, and his administration had done a "great job."
Biden's son, Hunter, was then dragged back into the firing line.
via: GettyThe President brought up Biden's son, claiming the mayor of Moscow's wife gave him millions of dollars and raising questions over his links with Ukraine. He also mentioned Hunter's drug problems.
Clearly, his words about Hunter hit a nerve with Biden.
Beau Biden was not a loser. https://t.co/hwzlZrjh75— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1601432460.0
The insults continued to flow.
via: Getty"Everything he's saying here is simply a lie, everybody knows he's a liar," Biden said during an exchange about healthcare. He also called Trump "the worst president this country has ever had."
And, of course, President Trump didn't take them quietly.
via: GettyNot to be outdone, Trump got in plenty of digs as well, firing at his opponent: "There's nothing smart about you Joe. Forty-seven years, you've done nothing."
But, out of their many valiant attempts to slander one another...
via: GettyThere was one moment that stood out amongst the rest.
Now, not everyone was too impressed...
@chrislhayes @NicolleDWallace Yes that made me cringe! So unprofessional...where was the question that @JoeBiden was going to like?— Aleta Devaney (@Aleta Devaney)1601435113.0
However, on the other hand...
@kurtbardella @JoeBiden @realDonaldTrump I apologize. I don't know the question. Just hearing Joe say those words made my fukin night.— CEH (@CEH)1601442062.0
Because, as you may have already heard...
via: GettyBiden actually told the president to "shut up."
Yep, it's something many dream of doing one day.
Will you shut up, man? - Joe Biden, speaking for nearly the entire world— ▹ 𝚁𝚘𝚡𝚢 (@▹ 𝚁𝚘𝚡𝚢)1601451569.0
But now, news has come in that could put Trump's future leadership in jeopardy.
via: GettyIt has been confirmed that the President and his First Lady have been infected with the virus that has already killed 208,000 Americans and devastated the economy.
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS Another First for President Trump. When he and the First Lady recover, it will take the s… https://t.co/pn6U89BPTr— twk_5 (@twk_5)1601629709.0
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS Please don’t drink bleach. 🙏🏼 Stay safe.— sameera khan (@sameera khan)1601627257.0
But on the other hand, lots of angry and spiteful messages have been thrown at the pair following their diagnosis.
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS I just can’t be sad. 200,000 Americans have died and he hasn’t shed one tear. That’s 67 9/… https://t.co/jY0xtfdE63— Keller Keller (@Keller Keller)1601615591.0
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS Now it’s “WE” will get through this together? Wasn’t it “them” and “us”, red and blue, jus… https://t.co/g14SaslUlA— 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓵𝓵𝔂 𝕨𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕤 𝕒 𝕞𝕒𝕤𝕜 😷 (@𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓵𝓵𝔂 𝕨𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕤 𝕒 𝕞𝕒𝕤𝕜 😷)1601625335.0
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS Lets go @TheSimpsons. Y’all aint never lied https://t.co/GcW1Gbbln1— The Groomer D (@The Groomer D)1601615359.0
@TheRightMelissa @realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS I don't wish him death. But isn't it ironic that he's the one who tried t… https://t.co/X4VwLouACQ— Lili 325 Balfour 🙏🐕🚴📈 👩🍳🇺🇸 (@Lili 325 Balfour 🙏🐕🚴📈 👩🍳🇺🇸)1601615616.0
@realDonaldTrump @FLOTUS Trump testing positive is yet another reminder of why Joe Biden has been conducting such a… https://t.co/nriKmXESUq— MURRAY (@MURRAY)1601615435.0
Even though the virus has a fairly steady survival rate...
via: GettySeventy-four-year-old President Trump is actually in the high-risk category.
The statistics speak for themselves.
via: GettyAccording to CDC statistics, patients between the ages of sixty-five and seventy-four are 5 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than someone aged eighteen to twenty-nine.
This means that patients of Trump's age have ninety times greater chance of death than others...
via: GettyWhich isn't at all good news for the President.
Following the huge news...Trump's son, Eric, spoke out, asking people to pray for his dad.
More specifically Eric Trump said:
.@RealDonaldTrump is a true warrior. He will fight through this with the same strength and conviction that he uses… https://t.co/9XSczsgSpU— Eric Trump (@Eric Trump)1601675688.0
But that wasn't all...
Warrior!!! https://t.co/Vj5ORRWUHb— Eric Trump (@Eric Trump)1601679013.0
However, Eric ended up at the center of controversy last week after what else he said about his dad.
via: Getty ImagesEric made some controversial claims about Trump during a recent interview with a North Dakota radio station, and it hasn't gone down so well with people.
In the audio recording, Eric claimed that his father "saved Christianity."
via: Getty ImagesYep, really.
After the audio emerged on social media...
via: Getty ImagesTwitter couldn't stop mocking him.
step aside jesus https://t.co/vwxAXXCE0D— Oliver Willis (@Oliver Willis)1602010496.0
he got Covid for our sins https://t.co/zjxgkerLpc— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1602010137.0
That would be news to a number of Churches and religions https://t.co/huDsMzLfln— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart)1602011631.0
This statement is revolting to me, as a Christian. https://t.co/8rK6m2dDMt— MeadowLocke 🇺🇸 (@MeadowLocke 🇺🇸)1602015451.0
@KFILE Pretty rich coming from a guy who's never been to church a day in his life. They just spout the most amazing… https://t.co/n0MTP87R5Q— Callie Khouri (@Callie Khouri)1602015885.0
@KFILE Incredible how this family literally thinks they are the centre of the universe. Like babies and toddlers do before they mature.— H (@H)1602013109.0
@KFILE Jesus must be thrilled! https://t.co/XYchqDj1gr— No I Don’t Want Yo Join Your Cult (@No I Don’t Want Yo Join Your Cult)1602038611.0
Here's the audio of Eric Trump listing "he literally saved Christianity" as one of his father's accomplishments in… https://t.co/DOJYcBotIz— andrew kaczynski (@andrew kaczynski)1602010874.0
Eric was interviewed by ABC on Sunday morning.
via: Getty ImagesAnd was asked about a new NYT report suggesting Trump engaged in several alleged pay-for-play deals with private companies.
Rather than respond to the allegations...
via: Getty ImagesEric instead accused ABC, the Democrats, and the NYT of sabotaging Trump.
But, he also went on to say something that made everyone turn their heads...
via: Getty ImagesEric says his father has "lost a fortune" during his presidency and actually doesn't need the job at all. "The last thing ... Donald Trump needs in the world is this job,"
Eric went on to say that his father sticks it out because it's the "right" thing to do for America.
“My father has lost a fortune,” Eric Trump tells @jonkarl when pressed on a NYT report that Pres. Trump turned “his… https://t.co/aLQ198kZIU— ABC News (@ABC News)1602467791.0