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Trump Jr. slams 'racist' attack on Fox News host

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpElection Countdown: Florida Senate fight resumes after hurricane | Cruz softens ObamaCare attacks | GOP worries Trump will lose suburban women | Latest Senate polls | Rep. Dave Brat gets Trump's 'total endorsement' | Dem candidates raise record B Eric Trump: Trump Org has 'zero investments' in Russia or Saudi Arabia West Virginia sports stars back Manchin in new ad MORE slammed The New York Daily News on Wednesday after one of its columnists told Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, with whom he’s rumored to be in a relationship, to go pick grapes, arguing the rhetoric is "racist" due to Guilfoyle's Puerto Rican heritage.

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The president's eldest son was referring to a column by Linda Stasi that argues Guilfoyle, a co-host of "The Five," should be fired because she "can't possibly stay neutral while dating a Trump kid.”

After blowback on social media, Stasi took to Twitter to apologize for the "misunderstanding," saying she "had no idea Kimberly Guilfoyle is half Puerto Rican."

The line about "picking grapes" was changed to "picking lottery numbers" with no editor's note to readers indicating the shift. 

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"She can’t report on the most powerful family in the country while dating one of them," she wrote.

"The Five," is an opinion show that began airing on the network in July 2011.

Guilfoyle, a former prosecuting attorney, is an open supporter of President Trump and has stated that she's been a friend of the family for more than a decade.

“I think I enjoy a very straightforward and authentic, very genuine relationship, one that’s built on trust and integrity, and I think that’s imperative for success in that position,” she told the San Francisco Mercury News in May 2017. 

That same month, Guilfoyle was in talks to replace Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerGuilfoyle says she'd be open to White House job if Trump asks Cramer's comments on Kavanaugh allegations under scrutiny in close N. Dakota race Spicer: Press have 'a personal animus' against Trump administration MORE as White House press secretary, a job that eventually went to Sarah Huckabee Sanders. 

“I’m a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country,” Guilfoyle said at the time. “I think it’d be a fascinating job. It’s a challenging job, and you need someone really determined and focused, a great communicator in there with deep knowledge to be able to handle that position.”

Speculation around Guilfoyle and Trump Jr. dating began last month. Neither have commented publicly on the alleged relationship. 

Trump Jr.’s wife, Vanessa, filed for divorce in March.