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.