President Trump’s son Eric tells WTMJ he supports his father and the Justice Department in the use of federal agents against protesters.
Eric Trump, a surrogate for the President’s re-election, told WTMJ’s Steve Scaffidi that the decision to expand the program is meant to quell another situation like what has happened in Portland and Seattle.
“Having our men and women in blue having bricks thrown at their head,” the President’s son, who is also the executive vice president of the Trump Organization, said. “You look at what’s happening in Portland. They’re having pieces of PVC sharpened and hurled at cops out, of some gladiator movie. Cops are being injured. They’re shining lasers in their eyes.”
Critics of the move say the protests only turned violent after the federal agents were dispatched.
Eric Trump also said he wants cities to resist the urge to defend police departments amid ongoing protests regarding police brutality against minorities.
He told Steve law enforcement departments should instead focus on weeding out bad officers.