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With fireworks over Mount Rushmore canceled once again and college students saying they are ashamed to say they are American, there is essentially a “war” on patriotism and the flag, Eric Trump tells Newsmax.
“They want to get rid of our Pledge of Allegiance. They want to get rid of our national anthem. They want to get rid of ‘under God,'” Trump, son of former President Donald Trump and vice president of the Trump Organization, said Monday on “Greg Kelly Reports.”
“I mean, there is a war on this country. There is a war on this flag, and it’s quite frankly one of the reasons my father ran to become commander in chief,” he told guest host Carl Higbee. “It’s one of the reasons, frankly, he won.”
Eric Trump said people are “sick and tired of the nonsense” and said that once the college students seen in a recent video saying they see the United States as oppressive and unjust have had time to travel abroad and see what other countries are like, they will likely “realize how incredible this country is.”
Trump said two tweets by Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., slamming the Fourth of July as representing the freedom of white people only, are “ironic.”
”[W]hen they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for white people. This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free,” Bush tweeted.
In a follow-up tweet, she added: “We know what our own freedom looks like. End the slavery permitted under the 13th amendment. End the War on Drugs. End police violence. End health care, housing, and education apartheid. WE are the experts on our own liberation. And we won’t stop until it’s won.”
But Trump noted that Bush, who is Black, is herself one of the most powerful people in the U.S. government. “She’s a congresswoman. I mean, she’s doing awfully well, right?”