(USA Features) Eric Trump said on Sunday that there’s a “war” on the American flag and patriotism in general following the cancellation by the Biden administration of a fireworks display over Mount Rushmore and stories about U.S. college students claiming they are ashamed to be Americans.
“They want to get rid of our Pledge of Allegiance. They want to get rid of our national anthem. They want to get rid of ‘under God,'” Trump, son of former President Donald Trump and vice president of the Trump Organization, said Monday on Newsmax TV’s “Greg Kelly Reports.”
“I mean, there is a war on this country. There is a war on this flag, and it’s quite frankly one of the reasons my father ran to become commander in chief,” he told guest host Carl Higbee.
“It’s one of the reasons, frankly, he won,” Trump said.
Suggesting that most Americans are “sick and tired of the nonsense,” he went on to say that once university students seen in a recent video from Campus Reform saying they believe their country is oppressive and unjust have had a chance to travel overseas, they will “realize how incredible this country is.”
Eric Trump went on to criticize two tweets over the Independence Day weekend from Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., who said the country’s birthday only represents the freedom of whites as “ironic.”
”[W]hen they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for white people. This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free,” Bush tweeted.
She added: “We know what our own freedom looks like. End the slavery permitted under the 13th amendment. End the War on Drugs. End police violence. End health care, housing, and education apartheid. WE are the experts on our own liberation. And we won’t stop until it’s won.”
Trump pushed back, noting that Bush, who is black, managed to get elected to Congress despite her claims of oppression.
“She’s a congresswoman. I mean, she’s doing awfully well, right?” Trump said.
The Trump Organization VP said leftists like to say such things because it distracts from President Joe Biden’s “horrible policies.”
“Look what’s happening. Look at energy prices in this country. Look at inflation in this country,” he said, adding that U.S. competitors like Russia and China have no respect for Biden.
“Then you go down to southern border and you look at the disaster. … And then you look at the fact that he literally can’t get out a sentence without fumbling,” he said.
As for his presidential father, Eric Trump added: “You might not have liked a mean tweet or what you perceived as a mean tweet, but there’s one thing you can say about [Donald] Trump: He was a very honest president. There’s no one who is a greater cheerleader for the United States of America than him.”
“My father doesn’t need this job. He did it because he saw a country that was going down the tube, and it’s happening again. Right now,” he continued, hinting that Donald Trump may be considering a 2024 presidential bid.
“We, as a family, love this nation [and] will never stop fighting for the greatest country in the world, which is [the] United States of America,” Eric Trump noted further.