In an interview with The Associated Press published Tuesday, the president’s second son blamed “cancel culture” for business backlash against Trump family operations since the president incited last week’s Capitol riot.
Deutsche Bank has reportedly cut ties with Trump and the Trump Organization, of which Eric Trump is executive vice president. The PGA has yanked plans to hold the 2022 championship tournament at the president’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Real estate giant Cushman & Wakefield severed its relationship with the Trump Organization, according to The Washington Post, and other companies and organizations are rushing to distance themselves from the president’s battered brand.
“We live in the age of cancel culture, but this isn’t something that started this week. It is something that they have been doing to us and others for years,” Eric Trump said, dismissing the rising outrage at his father’s misconduct. House Democrats plan to vote to impeach Trump for inciting insurrection on Wednesday.
“If you disagree with them, if they don’t like you, they try and cancel you,” complained Eric Trump.
Elsewhere in the interview, Eric Trump suggested his father “would get followed to the ends of the Earth by a hundred million Americans” because he’d created “the greatest political movement in American history and his opportunities are endless.”
Eric Trump urged supporters of his father to “show some fight” and “march on the Capitol” at a rally in Washington before the riot. At the end of his AP interview, however, the line went dead when he was asked “if he felt his father incited the crowd.”
Many of Trump’s comments in the interview jarred people on Twitter, but it was the “cancel culture” claim that invoked particular outrage:
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