Eric Trump has made some pretty outlandish claims about his dad’s achievements over the years- but this latest one takes the cake. During a radio interview in North Dakota recently, he claimed that his father, President Donald Trump, “literally saved Christianity.”
On WZFG-AM. Eric Trump said,
“He literally saved Christianity. There’s a full-out war on faith in this country by the other side… I mean, the Democratic Party, the far left, has become the party of the quote-unquote atheist. They want to attack Christianity, they want to close churches, they want to ― they’re totally fine keeping liquor stores open ― but they want to close churches all over the country.”Eric Trump
Across the country, many Democrat churchgoers were in favor of closing, or at least limiting capacity, of churches, along with schools and businesses as the deadly pandemic spread across the country earlier this year.
But the president, who has a strong white evangelical Christian base of supporters, demanded that people be allowed to return to in-person worship in May, despite evidence that COVID-19 was still running rampant in communities and spreading at a high transmission rate, particularly in places where masks and social distancing measures weren’t enforced.
However, even though he made that demand, the decision was ultimately up to governors and local officials.
Here’s the audio of Eric Trump listing “he literally saved Christianity” as one of his father’s accomplishments in office. pic.twitter.com/uJG6YUPAbq— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) October 6, 2020
Eric Trump provided no examples of how exactly Christianity itself was being attacked or what Trump had done to save the religion. He made outlandish claims that Democrats are out to get Christianity despite the fact that a large majority of Democratic lawmakers identify as Christians.
Just add this claim to the countless other baseless achievements that Trump and his family take ownership of – according to them they’ve already saved Christmas and Thanksgiving to the “wars” being waged against them.
This is the same son who seemed to be the source of another Trump-family snafu: A bombshell report from a well-respected golf journalist named James Dodson revealed that Eric Trump divulged to him while on a Charlotte, NC golf course that the Trump golf courses relied on heavy financing by Russian backers.
The Charlotte Observer ran a story that reports Dodson, who also co-authored Arnold Palmer’s biography, remains constant in his story that Eric Trump shared this information with him on a Lake Norman golf course that the Russians were key to the Trump Organization as they bought and renovated a slew of golf courses.
The Observer ran the story after Eric Trump denied Dodson’s story in an angry tweet: “This story is completely fabricated and just another example of why there is such a deep distrust of the media in our country #FakeNews”
From The Charlotte Observer:
Dodson insisted that Eric Trump did tell him about Russian investors. And two colleagues of Dodson – including one who had helped develop golf in Russia – said Dodson told them back in 2013 what Eric Trump said about Russian financial backing.
Besides, it would not be the first time one of Trump’s sons has spoken publicly about the importance of Russian capital to the family’s business empire.
At a real estate conference in 2008, Donald Trump Jr. said in a widely circulated comment that Russian money was “pouring in” to the Trump business.
“… In terms of high-end product influx into the U.S., Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets, say in Dubai, and certainly with our project in SoHo and anywhere in New York. We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia,” Trump Jr. said.
The Observer goes on to explain that Dodson relayed this information immediately to others, corroborating his story:
David Woronoff, publisher of The Pilot newspaper in Southern Pines, told the Observer on Sunday that Dodson told him the day after the golf outing what Eric Trump had said about Russians financing Trump golf courses. Dodson, who now lives in Greensboro, has written golf columns for the paper.
“There’s not a doubt in my mind that Eric Trump said that to Jim,” Woronoff told the Observer. “Is Eric Trump the first guy to tell a lie on a golf course? Probably not. But I’m quite confident Jim is accurate. He’s bummed that no one is talking about his book.”