In this photo taken May 12, 2016, Eric Trump, son of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, responds to questions during an interview in New York. The windows of Eric Trump’s office in the Trump Tower offer breathtaking views of some of Manhattan’s most expensive real estate. It’s there the youngest of Donald Trump’s adult sons is reflecting on eye-opening moments from a world far away. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Eric Trump rebukes David Duke's support: "The guy does deserve a bullet"

Donald Trump's failson blames the former KKK leader's emergence from the woodwork on the DNC

Brendan Gauthier
November 4, 2016 5:21PM (UTC)

Donald Trump's second son, Eric, on Thursday did a radio call-in interview in which he seemed to suggest former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke be assassinated.

Trump was responding to Denver KHOW radio host Ross Kaminsky — referring to a recent Politico story about the fringe-right's plans to amass poll watchers and otherwise suppress minority voters — who first suggested Duke "desperately needs a bullet in the head."


"Ross, it's disgusting. And by the way, if I said exactly what you said, I'd get killed for it, but I think I'll say it anyway," Eric responded. "The guy does deserve a bullet. I mean, these aren't good people. These are horrible people. In fact, I commend my father. My father's the first Republican who's gone out and said, 'Listen, what's happened to the African-American community is horrible and I'm going to take care of it.'"

Eric transitioned into a diatribe about inner cities and gun violence, citing murder statistics in Barack Obama's adopted hometown of Chicago.

"Our president hasn't been back to his hometown once to say, 'You know what, guys, you have to cut the nonsense. This isn't American. This isn't who we are as people. Instead, he's playing golf in Martha's Vineyard."


Paraphrasing a WikiLeaked email from Hillary Clinton's campaign chair John Podesta, Eric argued that character assassination by way of associating the Trump campaign with white nationalism is the modus operandi of the DNC.

"There's an email where he's saying, 'Listen, we think [Donald] Trump has an amazing movement going. . . The way we think we can best stop it is to make him look like a bigot, a racist, xenophobic, this and that."

Listen below, via CNN:


Still, the Trump family run-ins with white nationalism are well-documented.

In October, Eric guested on Sam Bushman's "Liberty Roundtable" radio show — even after his older brother, Donald Jr., got in trouble for guesting on a Super Tuesday episode and allowing himself to be interviewed by co-panelist and virulent white supremacist James Edwards.


Even the Ku Klux Klan's newspaper, The Crusader — which, for the record, is not operated by the DNC — effectively endorsed the real estate billionaire last month.

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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