Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, said Sunday that while the latest round of threatsâfrom celebrities and othersâagainst his father and family are âupsetting,â they have to âroll off your back.â
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âThere [are] no borders for these people,â Trump, who is executive vice president of the Trump Organization, said during an interview on âSunday Morning Futuresâ with Maria Bartiromo. âListen, weâre fair gameâfine, weâre adults. You see Johnny Depp and what he saidââIâd like to go assassinate the president.â Itâs like, Johnny Depp has his own problems. Like how about you go back to making movies and doing your own thing.â
Depp asked a crowd at the Glastonbury arts festival in England on Thursday, âWhen was the last time an actor assassinated a president?â
But Depp, who later apologized for the comment in a statement to People magazine, calling the remark a âbad joke,â isnât the only celebrity who has suggested violence toward the president. Prior to the election, in October, actor Robert De Niro said in an outtake from the #VoteYourFuture ad that heâd like to âpunch him in the face.â Singer Madonna said in January at the Womenâs March on Washington that sheâd âthought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.â
While the threats arenât taken lightly by the Trumps, the presidentâs son said his father is focused on his job as commander-in-chief and improving the lives of the American citizens through economic and political policies.
âHe said âIâm going to improve the economy, Iâm going to create jobs for this country, weâre going to stop getting ripped off as a nation; Iâm going to take care of our veterans. Iâm going to take care of health care, Iâm going to reduce taxes.â Heâs doing everything that he says. Heâs been in office for 150-something days and I think that heâs accomplished more than any president, arguably in history, has over that same period of time,â Trump said.
President Trump hasnât had the easiest of times getting his legislation through Congress, though. His attempts to repeal and replace ObamaCare, a campaign promise, have been fraught with obstruction from Democrat lawmakers.
âItâs a defunct system, itâs broken, itâs bankrupt,â Trump said. âYou canât tell me that thereâs not one Democrat out there that can come forward and say listen, âwe want to help. We understand that this isnât working, itâs broken, that itâs backward and we want to help put through proper health care legislation.ââ
The presidentâs son also slammed the Democratic Party, saying it has neither leadership nor a message to bring to its supporters.
âThe DNC is half defunct. Theyâve got no money in the bank. They have no operation. You look at the head of the DNCâheâs quite frankly a nut job,â Trump said, adding, âAll theyâre doing is obstructing and itâs clearly not working because every race that comes along, every special election that comes along my father is winning.â