Eric Trump has reportedly threatened to sue MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow for hinting that he would be performing alongside anti-Semitic speakers during a ReAwaken America Tour stop at Trump National Doral in Miami this weekend.
Donald Trump’s younger son is scheduled to speak this weekend alongside his wife, former Fox News contributor Lara Trump, as well as right-wing influencers Scott McKay and Charlie Ward, who have been accused of promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and praising Adolf Hitler. accordingly The daily beast.
Maddow took note of the speaker schedule and expressed shock that one of Mr Trump’s sons would publicly appear alongside her.
“I really can’t believe they’re going to continue with this,” she said on a Monday show.
Eric Trump complained about the story on Twitter the following evening. He said Maddow was walking “a fine line” and stressed his family was the “most pro-Israel family in American political history.”
He also referred to the fact that his sister Ivanka Trump and brother-in-law Jared Kushner were Jewish, while justifying appearing alongside the other speakers.
“If [Maddow] “If anyone else even remotely suggests that I am an anti-Semite, I will not hesitate to take legal action against them personally,” he wrote.
It seems, however, that the criticism may have had an impact; High-profile lawyer Alan Dershowitz claimed during a stream on right-wing platform Rumble that he convinced the Trump son to kick Mr McKay and possibly Mr Ward off the tour as well.
“‘A man with such views shouldn’t be near your father’s hotel or have anything remotely involved with Republicans or the Trump family,'” Mr. Dershowitz said of his conversation with Eric Trump. “He’s a Nazi, a Nazi – not even a neo-Nazi, he’s an old-fashioned Hitler-Nazi.”
He said Eric Trump responded that he would take his advice into account.
“This morning I received the following message: ‘As a follow-up, I have taken your advice… I have asked the organizer not to invite the speaker and he’ – because there is more than one – ‘will not be admitted to our place.'” Property ‘ he said, citing a text message from Eric Trump.
The Independent has reached out to Eric Trump and the promoter of the ReAwaken tour for comment. Attempts to reach Mr Ward and Mr McKay have been unsuccessful.
Mr. McKay has previously said that “Hitler did indeed fight the same people we are trying to take down today,” referring to a conspiracy theory that Jewish people control the world’s banks Media Matters. He also suggested that Jewish people orchestrated 9/11 and were behind the assassinations of Abraham Lincoln, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy.
Mr Ward has previously denied the Holocaust and implied that Jewish people were behind the virus outbreaks. Media Matters reports.
Eric Trump has also been accused of making anti-Semitic comments, although not to the same extent as his tour mates; While Eric Trump dismissed Bob Woodward’s coverage of the chaotic Trump White House, he called the famous reporter’s book “sensational” and said the controversy would allow him to “sell three extra books” to get “three extra ones.” shekels,” according to the newspaper times of Israel.
Jonathan Weissman, Washington-based assistant editor of The New York Times, said the comment was “outrageous.”
“If you want to see how the neo-Nazis use the term ‘shekel’ take a quick look at The Daily Stormer,” he tweeted. “Eric Trump’s ‘extra shekels’ attack on Bob Woodward is no accident, nor is Hillary Clinton’s image over a Star of David.”
Conservative writer and Trump critic Bill Kristol, editor-in-chief of the Weekly standardalso called out Eric Trump for the comment.
“Eric Trump said this morning that Bob Woodward’s book earned ‘three extra shekels at the behest of the American people,'” he said wrote on Twitter. “Is Eric too stupid to know he’s anti-Semitic?”