Eric Trump: Business cancellations part of liberal ‘cancel culture’
Eric Trump criticized businesses that have cut ties with the Trump Organization after the mob attack on the Capitol last week, blaming it on “cancel culture” in an interview.
“We live in the age of cancel culture, but this isn’t something that started this week. It is something that they have been doing to us and others for years,” Trump told The Associated Press in an interview on Tuesday. “If you disagree with them, if they don’t like you, they try and cancel you.”
A number of businesses have cut ties with the Trump Organization since last week’s ugly events. President Trump has been widely blamed for inciting the mob that stormed the Capitol, but he has shown no regret for his actions and insisted he did nothing wrong.
Shopify decided to take Trump’s official store off their platform, PGA of America took away its namesake championship from Trump’s Bedminster, the British Open said they won’t play at a Trump golf course and New York City is canceling contracts with the Trump organization.
One of Trump’s biggest lenders, Deutsche Bank, said it would no longer be lending to him.
The House is voting on Wednesday to impeach Trump over the riot, and some Republicans are likely to back Democrats in the vote.
Eric Trump spoke at the protest before the attack happened to tell the crowd to “have some backbone. Show some fight. Learn from Donald Trump.”
Trump told the AP: “You have a man who would get followed to the ends of the Earth by a hundred million Americans. He created the greatest political movement in American history and his opportunities are endless.”
When the AP asked Trump if he thought his father was responsible for inciting the crowd during the riot, he hung up.