Eric Trump: Coronavirus Will "Magically Go Away" May 18, 2020 5:23:18 GMT
Post by Admin on May 18, 2020 5:23:18 GMT
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign ripped Eric Trump after the president's son in an interview on Fox News said the coronavirus would "magically all of a sudden go away and disappear" after the November election.
The president's son made the remarks Saturday in an interview with Fox News's Jeanine Pirro as part of an argument in which he also said that Biden and his campaign thought they had an advantage over President Trump because the coronavirus was preventing the president from holding his signature rallies.
"Listen, Biden loves this. Biden can't go on stage without making some horrible blunder, I mean even from his basement he's making awful gaffes every single day, so his campaign is thrilled that he's not going out there," Eric Trump said.
"They think they're taking away Donald Trump's greatest tool, which is to go into an arena and fill it with 50,000 people every single time," the president's son continued. "So they will and you watch, they'll milk it every single day between now and Nov. 3. And guess what, after Nov. 3, coronavirus will magically all of a sudden go away and disappear and everybody will be able to reopen," he said.
Eric Trump described the effort as a strategy.
"Make no mistake, to a lot of them Jeanine, to a lot of them, this is a very cognizant strategy that they're trying to employ," he said, that was no different from provisions Democrats wanted to include in coronavirus relief bills or mail-in voting, or allowing "illegal immigrants to vote in our country."
"It is a cognizant strategy and it's sad, and again, it's not going to be allowed to happen and we're going to win in November," he concluded.
Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager and communications director, said in a statement that it was "absolutely stunning and unbelievably reckless” for Eric Trump “to claim that the coronavirus is a political hoax that will ‘magically’ disappear."
“The simple fact is that President Trump ignored the threat of the coronavirus for months and has mishandled the response at every step since — destroying the strong economy he inherited from the Obama-Biden administrations and leading to countless unnecessary death,” she said.
“Trump's campaign knows he can't run on that dismal record so they're desperate to do whatever they can to throw up a smokescreen to try to conceal his historic mismanagement of this crisis,” she continued.