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Eric Trump tries to spread misinformation yet again—it backfires

Eric's tweet is just the latest false remark he's made concerning the 2020 election.


Mikael Thalen


Published Nov 28, 2020

Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, is facing a significant backlash on Twitter after spreading misinformation yet again about the 2020 election.

In a tweet on Saturday, Eric continued to fan the totally baseless allegation that widespread voter fraud resulted in his father losing the race.

“Does anyone believe that Biden got 15 million more votes than Obama in 2012?” Eric asked. “This is from a candidate who would go days/weeks while hardly campaigning.”

Twitter users quickly responded with an avalanche of reasons as to why Trump lost. The term “Yes Eric” even became one of the top trends on Twitter as a result.

“Yes, Eric. It’s almost as if there are more people in America in 2020 than 2012,” @mrwilliamjones wrote. “Thus, more people who could potentially vote. Also, Trump got 10 million or so more votes than 2016 for comparison… But that is consistent with Republicans not understanding math.”

Others argued that Trump’s rallies, which were recklessly carried out amid the coronavirus pandemic, may have actually harmed his reelection efforts.

“Yes, Eric. One of the reasons he got so many votes is BECAUSE he didn’t campaign the way your totally irresponsible father did,” @stevedickman argued. “No huge superspreader rallies! And your father’s handling of the pandemic also contributed. No leader in the world did a worse job of it!”

Of course, the trending topic was also flooded with memes aimed at simplifying the concept for Eric.

“Yes Eric, people despise your father and his leadership THAT MUCH!” @Karl_Gray1210 added.

Eric’s tweet is just the latest in a long line of false remarks concerning the presidential election.

The president’s son has also shared numerous videos purporting to show election fraud that, unsurprisingly, turned out to be fake.

Eric described one video in which a man appeared to fill out seven ballots for Joe Biden as “absolutely infuriating” earlier in November. The ballots were actually sample ballots that anyone can print from home.

A video in which someone appeared to burn a stack of ballots filled out for Trump was likewise shared by Eric in November, even though the ballots were also fake.

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*First Published: Nov 28, 2020, 12:27 pm CST