The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and in this case, the apple is trying really hard to roll even closer.
Eric Trump sat down for an interview on Fox News on Tuesday night, where he dusted off a pretty weird line from father Donald’s egomaniacal handbook. It didn’t land well.
As Eric would have everyone believe, people keep approaching him on the street, embracing him while weeping. “Literally, sometimes Sean,” he said, “with tears in their eyes,” as they gush about how much they miss former President Donald Trump.
Eric Trump says random people in the street hug him with tears in their eyes and tell him how much they miss his father pic.twitter.com/EF8cKSmhmI
— Acyn (@Acyn) May 19, 2021
Folks were quick to recall the former president would often tell the exact same story.
“I don’t think he cried in his life and I don’t think he cried when he was a baby,” Donald Trump said in 2019, after a man supposedly wept in his mere presence. “He was crying. He said, ‘Sir, you give me back my life and my property.’”
In 2018, another similar story: “He was a strong, tough guy, and he was crying. He said, ‘Mr. President, thank you for saving America. I’m telling you, that man, he was tough. I don’t think he cried when he was a baby.”
And in 2017, Trump would often speak of ranchers weeping behind him at an event. Footage of the speech does not show any tears being shed.
Eric’s attempt to rehash the weeping Trumpers story did not go unnoticed:
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) May 19, 2021
In Boston, we call those, "winos". https://t.co/xm5z6Vd967
— Roshan Rinaldi (@Roshan_Rinaldi) May 19, 2021
It sounds far more ridiculous and pathetic when the son does this shtick. https://t.co/WZZWYKuHmG
— Spiro Agnew’s Ghost (@SpiroAgnewGhost) May 19, 2021
do they address him as "sir" as well? ? https://t.co/BxJogshbsL
— ? Emily KE Finch ? (@emilykefinch) May 19, 2021
This is such a blatant lie.
1. The only people missing your deadbeat dad are you, Jr., and Rudy.
2. NO ONE would hug you….(not even daddy.) https://t.co/gqcx5bUfrV
— Jefferson’s Ghost (@cctigers09) May 19, 2021
Hooey. Was this "mythical" street a walking path in Mar-A-Lago? Also, @EricTrump's own daddy doesn't hug him, let alone random strangers.
Why would your Secret Service detail allow strangers to approach you, Eric? https://t.co/95E9P4d0jG
— Paulette Feeney (@PauletteParis1) May 19, 2021
so the secret service let random ppl hug Eric trump. https://t.co/MMjbEcL4wN
— M Bingham (@MissMaes2cents) May 19, 2021