On Tuesday, President Trump’s son, Eric Trump, was a guest on The Joe Pags Show, where he talked about the upcoming birth of his child, politics in America and his father’s presidency. Most notably though, Eric spoke about what he feels is evil and hatred aimed at his father, and the ability of this hatred to potentially lead to one killing one’s self.
At first, the younger Trump simply talked about how he feels as though the mainstream media has it out for his father, and no matter what the elder Trump does, the media will criticize him for it.
“I mean, just the evilness and the hatred in that world is unlike anything I could have fathomed before,” Eric Trump explained. “And no matter what he does, they’re going to hit him on it and they’re going to go after him, and it’s the swamp and it’s a corrupt system. It’s the media, the mainstream media, who does not want him to succeed. It’s government who does not want him to succeed… No matter what he does, he’s going to get hit, and listen, I think you have to tune it out. You obviously have to be tuned into it, but at the same time you have to take it all with a grain of salt.”
Then things started to get a little strange, as Eric apparently hinted to the fact that the criticism could drive someone to becoming depressed and even killing one’s self.
“If they weren’t talking about you, you wouldn’t be doing something right and it’s important to keep it in context, otherwise quite frankly you’d probably end up killing yourself out of depression,” Eric Trump stated. “But he’s doing a great job.”
The entire interview with Eric Trump can be heard below.
What is interesting to note, is the fact that there are always a large group of people who are against the politics of a sitting president. However, it’s not politics which seem to ultimately be driving the hatred toward President Trump today. Instead it’s the accusations that he colluded with Russia in order defeat his political opponent. People feel as though Trump isn’t a legitimate president because Russia allegedly played a major role in helping get him elected. Perhaps Eric Trump fails to see this, or simply is trying to ignore this fact — maybe to prevent himself from falling into a deep depression.
Let us know your thoughts on Eric Trump’s comments? Is the President at risk for depression and suicide if he opens his ears and listens to his critics or should that be part of his job as President of the United States? Discuss in the comments section below.