Sunday May 17th, BuzzFeed News ran this headline, “Eric Trump Said Coronavirus Shutdowns Are Part Of A Plot To Prevent Trump Campaign Rallies.”
President Trump’s son Eric accused Democrats of using the coronavirus to hurt his father’s campaign for reelection and claimed that after Election Day, the virus would “magically” disappear.
Eric Trump spoke Saturday night on Fox News to Judge Jeanine Pirro, calling for the need to reopen businesses across the US. He also disputed the threat the coronavirus proved to Americans — contradicting the concerns of public health leaders, including White House officials.
Coronavirus cases continue to rise daily in the US, and almost 90,000 people have died so far. After first calling for shutdowns to limit the spread of the virus, White House guidelines have said some regions may begin to reopen in phases — but only if they’re seeing a downward trend in new cases.
In spite of that, Eric Trump told Fox News that limits on large gatherings, which experts agree are particularly risky while the virus is spreading, were about preventing the president from holding rallies.
The National Director of the Knights Party based in Harrison Arkansas, Thomas Robb said, “This article was written biased against Eric Trump saying this, but it’s absolutely true. And not so much I don’t think to keep President Trump from campaigning, but more so to keep President Trump from being re-elected. One of President Trump’s greatest accomplishments was our growing economy. The liberal left tried everything they could to destroy President Trump’s credibility from day one. From Stormy Daniel’s to Russian collusion, to impeachment. What was left? His greatest accomplishment, our economy. The liberal left used the Chinese Virus to destroy our economy, but enough Americans see through this and I’m convinced that our President will have no problem being re-elected.”