Eric Trump: '95 percent of this country' is behind Trump's message

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE’s son Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpSecurity for Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits cost local taxpayers million Trump Organization to cut off bids on Washington hotel this month FBI searched home and office of lobbyist Trump denied knowing: report MORE on Wednesday said that “95 percent of this country” is behind his father’s message for the U.S.

Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization, appeared on “Fox & Friends” after the House voted to formally rebuke the president’s tweets attacking four minority congresswomen as “racist.” 

“No one has been fighting for American pride and standing up for the national anthem and standing up for our flag and not allowing our flag to be burned in the streets,” he said. “No one’s been fighting for these things and my father is in there and he’s fighting every single day.”


“Guys, I’m telling you, 95 percent of this country is behind him in this message,” he claimed. “People love this nation.”

“Well, certainly among Republicans,” co-host Brian Kilmeade said.

It is unclear what Eric Trump was referring to, as the president’s overall approval rating has remained at 41 percent this week, with 55 percent disapproving of his time in office, according to a Reuters–Ipsos poll released Wednesday.

The elder Trump's net approval among Republicans increased 5 percentage points following the controversial tweets, and now stands at 72 percent.

Support faltered among Democrats and independents, however. His net approval dropped 2 percentage points among Democrats, pollsters found, while about 3 in 10 independent voters now say they approve of Trump, down from 4 in 10 last week.

The president’s son railed against liberal minority freshmen targeted in the tweets — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezImpeachment throws curveball in Iowa to sidelined senators Sanders says it's 'disappointing' he's not on campaign trail in Iowa The Hill's Campaign Report: Ten days to Iowa MORE (D-N.Y.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibSanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Democrats press Trump administration to stop DNA collection from detained migrants Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive MORE (D-Mich.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Donald Trump' if the US doesn't elect a progressive Media's selective outrage exposed in McSally-Raju kerfuffle MORE (D-Minn.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyThe Hill's Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power Pressley says she 'would welcome the opportunity' to educate DeVos after abortion, slavery comparison Massachusetts governor apologizes after calling Pressley speech a 'rant' MORE (D-Mass.) — for calling to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement and criticizing the conditions of migrant detention camps along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Co-host Steve Doocy asked if the president telling the nonwhite liberal lawmakers to “go back” to the “places from which they came” was appropriate, noting how some Republicans have condemned the language.

“I love the tweet. If you don’t love our country, get out. Leave. If you complain about our country, go experience somewhere else in the world,” Trump said. “I’ve seen a lot of the world. We have it so great in America.”

A majority of Americans — 59 percent — said the president’s tweets were “un-American,” according to another poll released Wednesday. 

Nearly two-thirds of all Americans surveyed, 65 percent, agreed that telling a person of color to "go back where they came from" is racist, a USA Today–Ipsos poll found.

However, 85 percent of Democrats agree that such an action would be racist, compared to just 45 percent of Republicans.