Eric Trump, whose media-training software maybe needs some reprogramming, appeared on “CBS This Morning” on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing feud between his father and the Gold Star Khan family. “Would your father be willing to apologize and move on?” CBS co-host Norah O’Donnell asked him. The answer to this question, obviously, is “no,” but that is not what Eric said.
Co-host Gayle King asked, “Is it difficult for your father to apologize?” The answer to this question, by Donald’s own account, is “yes,” although again that was not Eric’s answer. “My father’s a fighter,” Eric said. (That is absolutely not what his father is.) “I think that’s what this country needs is a fighter. And I think he was attacked the other day—he was attacked viciously—and by the way, that’s politics. You’re going to get attacked.”
“Who tells your father he’s wrong?” Charlie Rose asked. “We can tell him he’s wrong,” Eric lied, laughing and stammering.
Rose followed up: “When’s the last time you told him he’s wrong?”
“Listen, we do it respectfully, we go back and forth as a family,” Eric said, describing something that has almost certainly never happened. “I think that’s actually the benefit of having children be part of this process.”
Returning to the Khans, King asked, “Do you think he’s wrong on this?”
“I think this is something that’s honestly blown hugely out of proportion,” Eric said.
Incidentally, it is telling that a Trump would perceive someone sticking to their principles as viciousness.