In an effort to defend his father from accusations of racism following disparaging comments made during a recent meeting with congressional leaders, Eric Trump painted President Donald Trump in an unsurprising color - and no, it wasn't gold.
“My father sees one color, green. That is all he cares about,” Eric Trump said on Fox & Friends, a show regularly watched by his dad. “He cares about the economy. He does not see race. He is [the] least racist person I ever met in my entire life.”
The president's son said Democrats are unwilling to give credit when it's due, pointing to historically low unemployment rates among black Americans.
“They’ll go out and call him racist. It’s very sad, it’s a race to the bottom,” he said. “They stoop very, very low. The reason they do that is they don’t have their own message.
Twitter wasn't buying the argument, though, and users responded with past examples of Donald Trump's racist tendencies:
The 34-year-old’s comment sparked immediate reaction on Twitter, with people tweeting at the president’s son questions like, “If your father only sees green, why did he have to settle with the @CivilRights for housing discrimination against black people?”
This is not the first time Eric Trump's attempt to defend his father from accusations of racism went south:
“The irony of an ABC reporter (whose parent company Disney has profited nearly half a billion dollars on the movie “Pocahontas”) inferring that the name is 'offensive' is truly staggering to me,” he tweeted.