Eric Trump calls out Holder on kicking comments: 'Who says this?'

Eric Trump calls out Holder on kicking comments: 'Who says this?'
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Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpSunday shows preview: White House, Democratic leaders struggle for deal on coronavirus bill Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill banning federal government use of facial recognition tech | House lawmakers roll out legislation to establish national cyber director | Top federal IT official to step down GOP lawmakers join social media app billed as alternative to Big Tech MORE on Thursday called out former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderObamas discuss pandemic, voting, anxiety and community in new podcast Joy Reid debut delivers 2.6 million viewers for MSNBC The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Facebook — Republicans rejigger summer convention plans MORE for comments made at a campaign event earlier this month.

He noted comments made by the former Obama administration official while discussing the "lack of civility" he says he notices on the left.

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"You know the lack of civility is always something that bothered me," Trump said after telling "Fox and Friends" that he has experienced harassment from detractors on the left.

"I mean you look at Eric Holder a couple days ago: 'When they're down, we kick them in the head.' Who says this? I mean who does that?"

The attorney general made the comments Trump referred to at a campaign event earlier this month, though he did not say "kick them in the head."

Adapting Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama on depression: 'I'm doing just fine' Young minority voters show overwhelming support for Biden: poll Michelle Obama says she is managing 'low-grade depression' MORE's phrase first said at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, "When they go low, we go high," Holder said Democrats need to go in a new direction.

"No," Holder said of those comments. "When they go low, we kick them. That's what this new Democratic Party is about."

Trump described Holder's statements as being part of a larger pattern among progressives.

"They're the first ones to say, you know, [President] Trump he promotes evil and he's racist and he's sexist," the president's son said. "And then you hear these people — you saw what Hillary said the other day. I mean it's truly, truly horrible."

Eric Trump was noting comments made by 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump touts economic agenda in battleground Ohio The Memo: Campaigns gird for rush of early voting Trump's pitch to Maine lobstermen falls flat MOREwho said last week that those on the left "cannot be civil with" Republicans because the GOP "wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about."

The discussion began on "Fox & Friends" with the example of two Minnesota Republicans who have said they were attacked earlier this week for their politics. 

"Yeah they come after us," Trump said, when asked if he was ever treated with incivility. "We get comments — yeah we'll be just fine."

"But that lack of civility is really incredible," he said. "I mean they're the first person to point the finger, 'Hey, they promote hate. They promote violence.' "

Trump pointed specifically to a female Republican campaign manager in Nevada who was allegedly assaulted by a male Democrat.

"It's horrible," Trump said of the incident. "It's absolutely horrible."