Eric Trump, the son of former President Donald Trump, is being slammed on social media for claiming during a Sunday interview with Fox News that his father “fixed” most problems in the country, including undocumented immigration despite the U.S. border with Mexico seeing a significant surge in migrants in early 2019.
Donald Trump and fellow Republicans have strongly criticized President Joe Biden’s changes to immigration policies, arguing that they have led to a surge in predominantly Latin American migrants attempting to enter the U.S.
Democrats and Biden have pushed back, pointing out that the U.S. routinely sees surges in migrants from Central America, including under Trump. The president and his defenders have also pointed to high levels of poverty and environmental factors as well as high crime rates in Central America driving the wave of migration.
But that fact is not stopping Eric Trump from falsely claiming that everything had been solved during his father’s administration.
“My father had the issue fixed,” Eric Trump said. He complained that Biden had “immediately stopped” the construction of the southern border wall, which was a key campaign promise touted by his father. But immigration analysts have long pointed out that the wall does little to deter migrants, as they simply use ladders or other means to climb over remote areas of the barrier.
“I just don’t understand it. My father had fixed this problem. Illegal immigration was not a problem anymore,” Eric Trump said.
The former president’s son also argued that his father had created the “most humane form” of immigration.
During the interview, Eric Trump also credited his father for Biden’s work on the COVID-19 vaccine.
Twitter users quickly fired back. Check the interview and some of the reactions below.
So Eric thinks his sperm donor solved the immigration problem. Really? Is he that delusional, that stupid, or that much of a liar? I'm betting on all 3. Why would anyone believe a word out of Eric Trump's mouth anyway? I wish the SDNY would hurry up.
— Be best-report dementia (@be_report) March 29, 2021
So Eric Trump thinks that daddy fix the immigration problem. He did he said anyone cross the border he would shoot. That’s what he did to fix it. Too stupid to say Fix the problem below the border. Not just cut the money off and ignore what’s going on down there. Trump did that
— jack morris (@yakimajack50) March 28, 2021
Eric Trump @EricTrump claims undocumented immigration "was not a problem anymore" during father's 'Presidency" https://t.co/apmiTbQ8Yb Literally the dumbest fucking thing ever said by ANYbody EVER! pic.twitter.com/56NJJSB97m
— John Bailey (@TheOriginalJAB) March 29, 2021
'My father had fixed this problem': Eric Trump says illegal immigration wasn't an issue in last administration https://t.co/CooFDLrxwF
Really? How can he do that when 'HE'S THE PROBLEM.'
The age-old cliche "BAD APPLES DOESN'T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE" holds true for this family. pic.twitter.com/qw7fOc5dzV
— Phoenix (@Phoenix29041592) March 28, 2021
You say, 'my father' more than Jesus did in the Bible. Your Dad's not a God, he's a flawed human being. I don't know how he got that way, really don't care. It's way past time for you to break away and for once in your life, have an independent thought.
— vickie holmes (@vickieh65984343) March 28, 2021
How can he sit there and say that illigal immigration wasn't a problem anymore? Seriously? There was NO illegal immigration AT ALL? Really??????
— QuietObserver (she/her) (@QuietObserver14) March 28, 2021
New York DA is going to put Eric and Donny Jr. through some things.
— Bryan Johnsen (@bryan_johnsen) March 28, 2021
they didn't try to impeach your father
they actually did impeach him
— JSIepst (@JIepst) March 28, 2021
Babies with rabies.
— 𝕊𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕒𝕖 𝔾𝕦𝕣𝕝 (@Sundae_Gurl) March 29, 2021
He's 37 years old and he still lives under daddy's thumb.
— Democratic Tweeter (@WileELiberal) March 28, 2021