Eric Trump: Democrats are “Not Even People” – Why Trump’s Comment is Horrifying

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Never before have we seen the family of a sitting U.S. President have so much say within the White House, than with the Trump family. Eric, Don Jr. and Ivanka Trump have played major roles within the Trump campaign as well as the current White House, whether it’s behind the scenes or in the public’s view.  They have also all been quite vocal, turning towards the media to express their political views and views towards their father.

Last night on Sean Hannity’s show, Eric Trump made an appearance and what he said will likely have social  media buzzing for quite some time. Hannity began his show attacking the mainstream media and Democrats for pushing what he called “baseless Russian conspiracy theories.” Eric Trump then chimed in with his thoughts on Democrats who are fighting his father:

“I’ve never seen hatred like this. I mean, to me, they’re not even people.”

Trump then went on to describe Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez as a “total whackjob”, while complaining about all of the name-calling in politics. This short interview comes only days after Eric Trump made headlines calling the Trump/Russia investigation the ‘biggest hoax of all time”.

While many political pundits may blow off Trump’s recent remarks as him simply sticking up for his father, the remarks are quite concerning to others. Many authoritative figures and war criminals in the past have dehumanized those they are fighting against in an effort to rationalize any future or past crimes against them. If the elder Trump sees Democrats in the same light, then it’s quite frightening to think what exactly could be going through his mind, and what he may do if the noose around his neck begins to tighten as the Russian investigation moves along.  It’s one thing for the son of a sitting President to dehumanize his father’s opposition, but an entirely different, and far more frightening thing for a sitting President to.

  • Britton Whitfield

    The Russians with the help of Trump hacked our voting software. Trump
    received a government tax break for the Century Link Trump Tower in the
    Philippines by a Philippine government official which is violating the
    Foreign Emoluments Clause. Worst part is, he doesn’t even hide it.
    Anyone can research this information.

    • S. Jones

      He should have been out with the way he used the Emoluments Clase like it was nothing. Trumps are a sad bunch of users

  • Britton Whitfield

    Trump fired James Comey after committing obstruction of justice. Eric Trump has funneled kids cancer charity funds to his own bank account. Look it up.

  • Britton Whitfield

    Why Impeachment?

    The nation is now witnessing a massive corruption of the presidency,
    far worse than Watergate. Indeed, Nixon White House Counsel John Dean
    has told reporters: “I don’t think Richard Nixon even comes close to the
    level of corruption we already know about Trump.”[1] Given
    the opportunity of ten full weeks between the election and the
    inauguration to divest his business interests, Mr. Trump chose instead
    to announce, just nine days before inauguration, a wholly inadequate
    plan to step away from operations, but not ownership or income streams,
    of the Trump Organization. Instead, he has chosen to profit from the
    presidency at public expense, in violation of the United States
    Constitution. The violations, the corruption, and the threat to our
    republic are here now.

    [1] McKay Coppins, “He Is Going to Test Our Democracy as It Has Never Been Tested,” The Atlantic, Jan. 17, 2017, http://theatln.tc/2iMNxjO.

    Grounds For Impeachment

    President Trump’s personal and business holdings in the United States
    and abroad present unprecedented conflicts of interest. Indeed,
    President Trump has admitted he has conflicts of interest in some cases.
    For example, the Trump Organization has licensing deals with two Trump
    Towers in Istanbul, and has received up to $10 million from developers
    since 2014.[1] President Trump admitted recently that “I
    have a little conflict of interest, because I have a major, major
    building in Istanbul.”[2]

    Crucially, some of these business arrangements violate the U.S.
    Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause, which provides: “[N]o Person
    holding any Office of Profit or Trust under [the United States], shall,
    without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument,
    Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or
    foreign State.”[3] The purpose of this provision is to
    prevent foreign influence or corruption. “Emoluments” from foreign
    governments include “any conferral of a benefit or advantage, whether
    through money, objects, titles, offices, or economically valuable
    waivers or relaxations of otherwise applicable requirements,” even
    including “ordinary, fair market value transactions that result in any
    economic profit or benefit to the federal officeholder.”[4]

    Many of the Trump Organization’s extensive business dealings with
    foreign governments, businesses owned by foreign governments, and other
    foreign leaders violate this ban. A recent legal analysis by Prof.
    Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law School, Ambassador (ret.) Norman Eisen
    (former chief ethics counsel to President Barack Obama), and Professor
    Richard Painter (former chief ethics counsel to President George W.
    Bush) concluded that Mr. Trump would be violating the foreign emoluments
    ban from the moment he took office, due to “a steady stream of monetary
    and other benefits from foreign powers and their agents” deriving from
    his existing business arrangements.[5] As a result, since he
    did not divest his business operations before inauguration, he has been
    violating the Foreign Emoluments Clause since the moment he took office.[6]

    Examples of existing business arrangements that constitute violations of the Foreign Emoluments Clause include:

    Trump’s business partner in Trump Tower Century City (Manila,
    Philippines) is Century Properties. (Trump is not the developer; he has a
    brand licensing contract.) The head of Century Properties is Jose
    Antonio, who was just named special envoy to the United States by the
    president of the Philippines.[7] Payments from a company owned by a foreign government official are foreign emoluments.

    China’s state-owned Industrial and Commercial Bank of China is the
    largest tenant in Trump Tower. It is also a major lender to Trump.[8] Both its regular rent payments, and its ongoing extension of credit, are foreign emoluments.

    Foreign diplomats have already begun shifting their D.C. hotel and
    event reservations to Trump International Hotel, to curry favor or at
    least avoid insulting the president.[9] Indeed, the Embassy
    of Kuwait was reportedly pressured by the Trump Organization to change
    an existing reservation and reschedule the event at the Trump
    International.[10] Payments by foreign diplomats for lodging, meeting space, or food at the hotel are foreign emoluments.

    Similarly, the Constitution’s Domestic Emoluments Clause (also known
    as the Presidential Compensation Clause) provides: “The President shall,
    at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall
    neither be encreased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall
    have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any
    other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.”[11] This provision, which is not waivable by Congress, is designed to prevent corruption, as Alexander Hamilton explained:

    “Neither the Union, nor any of its members, will be at liberty to
    give, nor will he be at liberty to receive, any other emolument than
    that which may have been determined by the first act. He can, of course,
    have no pecuniary inducement to renounce or desert the independence
    intended for him by the Constitution.”[12]

    President Trump has chosen to continue owning businesses that receive
    government subsidies and tax breaks in violation of this provision. For
    example, since 1980, Mr. Trump and his businesses have “reaped at least
    $885 million in tax breaks, grants and other subsidies for luxury
    apartments, hotels and office buildings in New York.”[13] As President, federal and state subsidies and tax breaks violate the Domestic Emoluments Clause.

    Furthermore, as noted above, “emoluments” are not limited to monetary
    payments; they also include economically valuable favorable regulatory
    actions. President Trump’s control over the vast modern powers of the
    executive branch means that regulatory action affecting his businesses
    favorably constitutes an “Emolument from the United States.” For
    example, President Trump’s ongoing lease of Washington, D.C.’s Old Post
    Office, in which the Trump International Hotel is located, violates an
    explicit clause in the General Services Administration lease contract
    providing: “No . . . elected official of the Government of the United
    States . . . shall be admitted to any share or part of this Lease, or to
    any benefit that may arise therefrom . .. .”[14] In late
    November, members of Congress wrote the GSA requesting information about
    the “imminent breach-of-lease and conflict of interest issues created
    by President-elect Donald Trump’s lease with the U.S. Government for the
    Trump International Hotel building in Washington, D.C.”[15] The
    GSA responded in mid-December that it could not make a determination
    “until the full circumstances surrounding the president-elect’s business
    arrangements have been finalized and he has assumed office.”[16] His
    business arrangements have been announced (not including any divestment
    of the hotel) and he has assumed office, but the GSA is not pursuing
    any legal action to enforce the provision. That favorable regulatory
    treatment provides President Trump a significant financial benefit from
    the federal government above and beyond his federal salary.

    Finally, the Committee should also investigate whether President
    Trump is violating the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of
    2012 (STOCK Act). The STOCK Act is one of the few federal ethics
    statutes that specifically includes the President. Among other
    provisions, it prohibits the President from (1) using nonpublic
    information for private profit, and from (2) intentionally influencing
    an employment decision or practice of a private entity solely on the
    basis of partisan political affiliation.[17]

  • Eric Bentsen

    Who cares about global warming when Eric Trump only sees snowflakes? Goodnight, forever.

  • FaerieBoi81

    The whole Trump family is a bunch of morons; I sure hope his youngest son doesn’t turn out like the rest of them!