President Trump’s son Eric Trump on Tuesday said Democrats are “not even people” to him after their obstruction of his father’s agenda.
“I’ve never seen hatred like this,” he said on Fox News’s “Hannity” Tuesday night. “To me, they’re not even people. It’s so, so sad. Morality’s just gone, morals have flown out the window and we deserve so much better than this as a country.
“You see the Democratic Party, they’re imploding. They’re imploding. They became obstructionists because they have no message of their own.”
Trump additionally criticized the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) leadership without directly naming Chairman Tom Perez.
“You see the head of the DNC, who is a total whack job,” he told host Sean Hannity. “There’s no leadership there.”
“They lost the [2016 presidential] election that they should have won because they spent seven times the amount of money that my father spent.”
“Eric, Democrats are people,” Perez tweeted Wednesday morning. “So are Muslims, immigrants, women, people with pre-existing conditions, and everyone else [President] Trump is hurting.”
Democrats have tried capitalizing on liberal dissatisfaction with Trump’s administration and its agenda despite Republicans controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress.
Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) has emerged as a vocal critic of Trump and is reportedly readying the articles of impeachment that mark the first official step of any congressional bid to remove a sitting president.
Green’s criticisms focus on Trump’s controversial firing of former FBI Director James Comey last month amid the bureau’s probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race.
Trump reportedly urged Comey to halt the investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, ahead of his ouster.
The president’s decision roiled Washington, as the FBI’s probe includes possible collusion between Russia and Trump’s campaign.