President’s son slams Pete Buttigieg for dropping out of Democratic race
Eric Trump says his father, President Donald Trump, would “destroy” former Vice President Joe Biden, should the two come face-to-face for a presidential debate.
Appearing Monday on Fox & Friends, philanthropist Eric, the president’s third child, was responding to the news that Pete Buttigieg has dropped out of the Democratic nomination race.
Despite the suspected Democratic push, Eric through cold water on Biden’s chances against President Trump, should he win the nomination.
“My father would destroy that guy on the debate stage,” Trump said, pointing out Biden’s many gaffes while speaking on the campaign trail.
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A partial transcript is as follows:
STEVE DOOCY: “You know who did not help Joe Biden?
“Nancy Pelosi and the people in the House and the Senate regarding impeachment because as they pushed the Trump narrative regarding impeachment, ultimately, every time they would bring that up, then Hunter Biden, Burisma, all that stuff, came up to essentially ding Joe Biden.”
ERIC TRUMP: “At the same time, Nancy Pelosi was keeping — the Democrat Party — was keeping all the senators in Washington, D.C., trying to give Biden a leg up in Iowa and other states, right?
“They were all working on the nonsense impeachment sham.
“They tried to hurt Bernie the entire time. They have tried to hurt him the entire time. It’s going to be interesting.
“Would you rather run against Bernie? A socialist, a whackjob, who wants 85 percent taxes, right?
“I mean, the guy took his honeymoon in the USSR.
“[He said] Venezuela should be the model society for America to run on.
“Or would you rather run against the guy – who you showed two seconds ago – who said his son was the attorney general of the United States, who said he was running for Senate?
“My father would destroy that guy on the debate stage.”
Joe Biden called his victory in the South Carolina Democratic primary on Saturday night “a real comeback” as he seeks to carry the momentum into the upcoming Super Tuesday primaries.
Biden, who appeared on “Fox News Sunday,” seemed confident that the South Carolina win shows he can challenge his Democratic presidential primary rival Bernie Sanders and reclaim the mantle as his party’s front-runner in the race to battle President Trump in November’s general election.
“It’s a big boost,” Biden said.
“I think it starts the real comeback and we picked up a lot of delegates.”
Sanders’ delegate lead over Joe Biden has shrunk from 30 to eight after Biden’s big win in the South Carolina primary.
With 54 delegates at stake in South Carolina, the former vice president picked up 35 to Sanders’ 13, according to The Associated Press delegate count.
Six delegates remained to be allocated pending final vote totals.
Heading into key Super Tuesday contests, Sanders has led the overall race for delegates with 58 while Biden had 50.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) had eight and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) had seven.
It takes 1,991 delegates to win.
Eric Trump said Michael Bloomberg is “fading” after a poor performance at the previous debates and that Tom Steyer spent $250 million dollars only to have 1% of support.
“I think my father would beat any of these people,” Trump said, speculating that Pete Buttigieg was “promised” something by the party or Biden in exchange for him ending his campaign Sunday night.