In a discussion with Fox News host Sean Hannity Thursday, Eric Trump addressed the “hypocrisy” of the media when it comes to dangerous rhetoric. Amid reckless, over-the-top rhetoric from many in the media, he said, his whole family has “had white powder show up at our house.”
“The hypocrisy is unlike anything you can imagine,” said Trump. “You have them attacking Barron, you have them attacking Tiffany, you have them attacking our entire family. You have them spewing garbage every single day on CNN and all these other networks about my father. Covering nonsense while forgetting about the fact that our economy grew at 4.1%, that we have the lowest unemployment in history, that jobs are coming back to the country, that the stock market’s at record high… So they spew nonsense all day, then little Jim Acosta gets belittled at a rally and all of a sudden I’m holier than [thou].”
“Without details, has your family been threatened?” asked Hannity.
“I’ve been threatened, our family’s been threatened — all of us. We’ve all had white powder show up at our house,” he said. “There’s no moral outrage about that.”
Trump then cited Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro’s famous appearance at Berkeley which required scores of security personnel and security measures costing hundreds of thousands of dollars just to ensure participants’ safety from left-wing protesters.
“When Ben Shapiro goes to Berkeley to try to give a speech, and there’s protests in the street,” Trump added, “there’s no moral outrage about that. Let the man have freedom of speech, let the man go out there and speak to people who want to listen to him. But when it happens to them, when they’re offended by a message, all of a sudden…”
The Hill notes that Trump’s statement that all of the family has experienced anthrax threats means that there’s been more threats than “a previously reported incident in February in which Donald Trump Jr.’s then-wife Vanessa Trump opened an envelope containing white powder,” for which she was taken to the hospital as a precaution.