Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump spoke to Fox News on Saturday and claimed that the government shutdown was a good thing for his father and his allies.
“Honestly, I think it’s a good thing for us,” Eric Trump told Jeanine Pirro on Fox News’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”
“People see through it. I mean, people have seen a year that’s incredible. It’s been filled with nothing but the best for our country, ‘America First’ policies, and they’re happy with where we are as a nation.”
Trump then went on to say that it was the Democrats idea to shut down the government because they wanted to stop his father’s momentum.
“I mean, my father has had incredible momentum. He has gotten more done in one year than arguably any president in history. How do they divert from that message? How do they save their own party when they don’t have any leadership, they don’t have any good candidates out there, they don’t have a message of their own? How do they do that? They obstruct, they distract, they try and place blame,” he said.
Listen to Eric Trump’s phone interview in the video below:
"My father was elected for one reason, and that's because he actually believes in putting America first, which is overwhelming among the citizens of this country."
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 21, 2018