Donald Trump’s son, Eric Trump, who joined his father in the spin room after the GOP debate, said he liked watching the Republican frontrunner’s clash with Senator Ted Cruz.
“I really like the almost-camaraderie between him and Cruz,” Eric said. Speaking about the debate, he commended on Donald Trump’s performance, saying, “I just think he did a great job.” He also spoke about the exchanges between Trump and Cruz. “They didn’t buy into the propaganda that’s been going back and forth over the last couple weeks.”
Last week, Cruz took a shot at Trump by asking him whether he had the “judgment” to take control of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, Daily Mail reports. In response, Trump said on Sunday at Cruz wasn’t “qualified” to serve as the president. “When you look at the way he’s dealt with the Senate, where he goes in there like, frankly, a little bit like a maniac – you’re never going to get things done that way,” Trump said.
Eric posted a tweet suggesting that he liked watching the exchanges between Trump and Jeb Bush as well. This was further highlighted by his retweet, which said, “The highlight of the debate was Jeb (Bush’s) attempt at getting tough with Trump. Trump swatted him like a fly.”
At the debate, Bush attacked Trump, saying that the billionaire mogul was trying to bully his way to the seat of the president. “Donald, you’re not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency – that’s not going to happen,” Bush said.
Post-debate, Eric talked about the reason why other candidates were trying to attack his father, saying, “I think whenever you’re the frontrunner people go after you, right? They try to cling on, they try to do anything, there are a lot of people trying to throw Marys at this point, trying to revitalize their campaigns.”
Speaking about Trump, Eric said, “He’s been a politician for exactly five months at this point. We are spending the last 10 years together building the best hotels and golf courses and everything around the world and now he’s winning the presidential race and it’s a great testament to him and he’s doing amazingly well and again, I’m a proud son.”
When asked whether Trump had gone to the “Dark Side” when he proposed banning non-American Muslims from entering the United States, Eric said, “If you are running for the presidency of the United States, you better have a strong opinion.”
Eric said he admired his father’s authenticity, an characteristic that he said a president should possess. “And there’s no more authentic person than Donald Trump,” Eric said.
According to the latest Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, Trump had support from 33 percent of Republican voters. Cruz stood second with 15 percent, followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Rubio, and Bush with 12 percent, 10 percent and 9 percent support, respectively.