Donald Trump's third eldest child Eric Trump appeared on Fox News' 'Hannity' on Monday to blast the media's focus on Anthony Scaramucci's firing, the latest in the White House revolving door of staff members. Conservative commentator and TV show host Sean Hannity conducted the one-and-one interview with Eric — which you can imagine devolved into a "bash the 'liberal' media" fest.
Hannity started the interview off by discussing merits of John Kelly, who was sworn in as Trump's second chief of staff following the departure of Reince Priebus earlier this week. Priebus was one of three major oustings in the Trump admin these past two weeks, alongside "the Mooch" and former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
Eric took the time to praise his father's "impressive" cabinet and all the "great people" Trump has by his side. He then listed off all the records Trump has shattered since his inauguration (30 records and just "skyrocketing," according to Eric), but complained about how the media won't jump on the bandwagon: "Look at the good things that are happening. The media doesn't want to talk about it."
He cited the following as examples of these good things, although vaguely and without going into detail: oil prices, infrastructure, pipelines, the military, "building in America" and "tax reform which he obviously wants to get done."
Instead mainstream media is preoccupied with the Trump-Russia investigation and the Scaramucci sacking, he bemoaned. He claimed the U.S. is now $4 trillion richer in the first six months of the Trump presidency. Economists, however, have so far estimated a slow GDP growth under Trump similar to the first quarter under Obama. Regardless of whether the economy has done better or worse, what happened in the first quarter of the year is beyond credit or blame of the Trump administration, said private economist Joseph Brusuelas to CNNMoney. From tax cuts to infrastructure spending, Trump's budget proposals won't make an economic impact until 2018 — and only if Congress passes them, according to CNNMoney.
"It's really a race to the bottom with the media these days." —Eric Trump on 'Hannity'
After bashing the perceived media bias, Eric and Hannity moved on to the most recent policy blow to Trump: the failure to repeal and replace Obamacare. Trump, who promised to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, suffered the defeat last week when the Senate voted down the bill 51-49. Trump naturally took to Twitter to voice his frustration, calling his party "fools" and "total quitters" if the GOP majority abandons efforts to repeal Obamacare.
Eric and Hannity agreed that Trump seemed to be fighting alone, without the support of his own party. Eric also blasted Democrats who "would rather see this country fail than see [Eric's] father succeed." Weak Republicans and a media that lacks journalistic integrity are part of the swamp that's obstructing Trump's path to success, Eric and Hannity agreed before closing out the segment.