Eric Trump suggested on Fox News Saturday that Democrats are “milking” coronavirus lockdowns in order to “deprive” President Trump of campaign rallies and hurt him in November’s election.
What he’s saying: “They think they are taking away Donald Trump’s greatest tool, which is being able to go into an arena and fill it with 50,000 people every single time. You watch, they’ll milk it every single day between now and Nov. 3. And guess what, after Nov. 3 coronavirus will magically all of a sudden go away and disappear and everybody will be able to reopen.”
The big picture: Eric Trump’s comments echo claims made by the president at a campaign rally in February, in which he called Democrats’ criticism of the administration’s coronavirus response “their new hoax.”
Eric Trump accused the media of acting as a “propaganda arm” of the Democratic Party, telling Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro, “They’re doing it for one reason: They want to hurt Trump.”
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