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 TrumpTrump company seeking to delay some payments amid coronavirus: report Trump Jr. challenges Hunter Biden to debate him over who has benefited most off their fathers' time in office Warren makes surprise appearance on 'Saturday Night Live' after dropping out of 2020 race MORE on Thursday called out former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderThe Hill's Campaign Report: Coronavirus forces Democrats to postpone convention Biden associates reach out to Holder about VP search Big stimulus packages required, but they risk political blowback 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 ObamaLizzo donates lunch to hospital workers battling coronavirus Biden could be picking the next president: VP choice more important than ever Lobbying world 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 ClintonFormer Obama adviser Plouffe predicts 'historical level' of turnout by Trump supporters Poll: More Republican voters think party is more united than Democratic voters Whoopi Goldberg presses Sanders: 'Why are you still in the race?' 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."