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Eric Trump fervently defended his father, President Donald Trump, against a growing number of calls of racism in a series of interviews on Fox News on Tuesday and Wednesday—at one point suggesting the “only color” his father sees is green, the color of money.
Speaking with Fox & Friends, a favorite talk program of the president, on Wednesday morning, Eric Trump defended his father against the calls of racism that have mounted after he allegedly called several African countries “shithole” nations during a meeting about immigration last week.
His son’s defense? The president couldn’t possibly be racist because the “only color he sees is green.”
“My father sees one color, green,” he told the Fox & Friends hosts. “That’s all he cares about, he cares about the economy. He does not see race, he’s the least racist person I’ve ever met in my entire life.”
.@EricTrump defending @realDonaldTrump on @foxandfriends: "My father sees one color, green. That’s all he cares about, he cares about the economy. He does not see race, he's the least racist person I've ever met in my entire life." pic.twitter.com/FcGpWFMCky— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) January 17, 2018
But that wasn’t Eric Trump’s only interview on Fox News.
On Tuesday night, he was interviewed by far-right pundit and ardent Trump supporter Sean Hannity.
Hannity asked Trump about people “picking” on his family, specifically First Lady Melania Trump and the president’s 11-year-old son Barron.
However, it appeared that Eric Trump forgot how old his little brother was. Here’s how the exchange went:
“I know you guys are tough…then they pick on the first lady and your 11-year-old brother? And they don’t even see that as being wrong,” Hannity said.
“It’s almost the worst of humanity, there are no boundaries, you don’t go after a 12-year-old child, you just don’t,” Trump responded.
“He’s 12 now?” Hannity asked.
“Somewhere right there,” Trump said.
ERIC TRUMP doesn't know how old his brother BARRON is.— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 17, 2018
ERIC: "It's almost the worst of humanity, you don't go after a 12-year-old child."
HANNITY: "Is he 12 now?"
ERIC: "Somewhere right there."
(BARRON is in fact 11 years old.) pic.twitter.com/yf5yblN9yX
In the same interview, Trump also appeared to not understand what a metaphor was.
Regardless, his father was excited, plugging the Wednesday morning interview before it happened.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).