Eric Trump was griping that his dad is facing a trial in the Senate after the House impeached him for inciting the January 6 insurrection, even though he is no longer president.
“They wanna tar and feather the man,” the former president’s son lamented. “They know he did a great job for this nation. They know that there’s never been a more beloved political figure in our country’s history.”
“There are 75 million Americans who would follow him to the end of Earth. I mean, they love the man, they love what he stands for.”
Although the 74 million people who voted for Trump in the 2020 presidential election marks the highest vote total an incumbent US president has ever received, it ignores the fact that far more people — 81 million — voted for now-President Joe Biden.
In addition, Trump’s approval rating during his four years in office averaged a measly 41%, four points lower than any other president, according to Gallup. Trump is also one of only 10 US presidents who ran for reelection and lost.
Naturally, Twitter users had lots of thoughts about Eric Trump’s claim.
But some people were justifiably confused by Trump's statement.