‘I love the tweet’: Eric Trump says 95% of Americans agree with his dad’s message to love US or leave
Eric Trump expressed strong support on Wednesday for his father’s tweets telling minority Democratic congresswomen to “go back” to their countries of origin and fix the problems there before complaining about issues in the United States.
“I love the tweet,” President Donald Trump’s son said during a Fox News interview. “If you don’t love our country, get out, leave.”
“If you complain about our country” you should “go experience somewhere else in the world,” he said. “I’m telling you, 95% of the country is behind him in this message. People love this nation.”
A USA TODAY/Ipsos poll found support for the president’s remarks was far lower than his son’s estimate. Sixty-eight percent of respondents found the tweets offensive, although 57% of Republicans said they agreed with the president’s message. Thirty percent said they agreed that people who criticize the U.S. are “un-American.”
Overall, 59% called the president’s tweets “un-American.”
The president’s tweets were aimed at a group of four liberal House members known as “The Squad“: Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. On Tuesday, the House passed a resolution condemning the president’s remarks as racist…….read more
Source: USA Today