Eric Trump is apparently living proof that being a billionaire does not automatically make you smart. If it did, he wouldn’t have made a fool of himself on Fox & Friends Monday morning by saying that Syrian refugees are the reason American wages haven’t been rising.
No, really. He said that.
During the interview, Eric promised his father’s racist supporters that Trump wouldn’t be going soft on those dirty immigrants after rumors started that he would be reversing his stance on mass deportations:
“But you know, my father’s immigration plan is pretty simple,” the younger Trump said. “He wants secure borders. You have to know who’s coming into the United States of America. You can’t let people come in unchecked. We have 100 million people in this country that are out of the workforce. Right? I mean we have manufacturing jobs in this country have gone down one-third since 2000. We’re losing jobs across the board, yet people are walking in unchecked and we don’t know who they are. And they could be ISIS.”
Since promising to make all of the hate-filled dreams of frothing racists come true is the entire premise of Trump’s campaign, even rumors of moderation would be disastrous. After all, EVERYONE just knows those darn immigrants are stealing of all our jobs!
“I mean, they should come first — you were born in this country, you were born here legally, you’re here legally,” Eric Trump said. “I mean, wages have been stagnant for the last 15 years and it’s because you have, you know, Syrian refugees coming in. It’s because you have, you know, thousands of people coming over the border.”