Eric Trump: Negative media could make you kill yourself out of depression

Eric Trump: Negative media could make you kill yourself out of depression
© Greg Nash

Eric Trump ripped negative media coverage of his father during a radio interview Wednesday, saying that a person “would end up killing yourself out of depression” if they got as much negative coverage as the president.

Trump told Joe Pagliarulo, of the nationally syndicated “The Joe Pags Show,” on Tuesday that his father was being repeatedly attacked in the media and that it’s important for him to tune it out sometimes.

“If they weren’t talking about you, you wouldn’t be doing something right, and it’s important to keep it in context. Otherwise, quite frankly, you’d probably end up killing yourself out of depression,” Trump said. “But he’s doing a great job.”

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Trump said that he and the rest of his family have to take the coverage “with a grain of salt.”

“It’s the media, the mainstream media, who does not want [President Trump] to succeed. It’s government who does not want him to succeed. … No matter what he does, he’s going to get hit, and listen, I think you have to tune it out.”

He added that his father wasn’t being attacked by just the media, but by everyone in politics in general, including people “in their marble offices.”

“Politics is nasty; it’s the nastiest business I’ve ever seen,” Eric Trump said. “No matter what he does, they’re going to hit him on it.”

President Trump has repeatedly attacked the media for treating him unfairly, often referring to mainstream media reports as "fake news."