Trump Jr. on GOP: 'If it's a cult, it's because they like what my father is doing'

Trump Jr. on GOP: 'If it's a cult, it's because they like what my father is doing'
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Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr.'s business trip to India cost taxpayers more than ,000: report San Francisco ethics official sues Secret Service over Trump Jr. trip to India Spicer slams Omarosa on WH recordings: 'She will do anything to further her own being' MORE on Thursday responded to Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerSen. Warner to introduce amendment limiting Trump’s ability to revoke security clearances White House weighs clawing back State, foreign aid funding Rand Paul to ask Trump to lift sanctions on Russian leaders MORE’s (R-Tenn.) assertion that the GOP was becoming a “cult-like situation” in relation to President TrumpDonald John TrumpBrennan fires new shot at Trump: ‘He’s drunk on power’ Trump aides discussed using security clearance revocations to distract from negative stories: report Trump tried to dissuade Melania from 'Be Best' anti-bullying campaign: report MORE, saying that if Republicans are a cult it’s “because they like” what Trump is accomplishing.

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“I think that’s ridiculous,” Trump Jr. said on “Fox & Friends” of Corker’s comment. “I think, you know what, if it’s a cult, it’s because they like what my father is doing.”

“You see real Americans actually winning for a change, conservatives actually getting things done,” he continued. 

Trump Jr. then cited Senate Democrats' agreement to not include protections for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in the funding bill to end a government shutdown earlier this year.

“Americans want to see someone who’s actually going to have conviction, not just talk about it with great soundbites and then when it comes game time they sit there and fold,” the president’s son said.

“They want someone who’s going to be like my father and fight and actually want to win, and actually want to win elections,” he added.

Corker said on Wednesday that some members of the GOP are becoming “cult-like” in their support of the president. The senator made the comments after his bill to rein in Trump on tariffs was blocked from getting a vote

“We are in a strange place. I mean, it’s almost, it’s becoming a cultish thing, isn’t it? And it’s not a good place for any party to end up with a cult-like situation as it relates to a president that happens to be of — purportedly — of the same party,” Corker said.