As political matters intensify, corruption has been the subject of discussion for quite some time. Yesterday, Eric Trump appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” and made the following statements:
Breakdown on Corruption
The biggest form of corruption manifests in the form of fake news. Fake news was coined during the 2016 Presidential election. From the inception of President Trump’s run for office, the media has been terrified. Unlike politicians who preceded Mr. Trump, he cannot be bought off. Likewise, the President’s willingness to discuss hot button issues, such as the plights of illegal immigration, angered the media, but won votes from the people. When the media realized, they could not control the President, they tried a different tactic.
First and foremost, the media made it their mission to constantly cover groundless conspiracy theories as opposed to President Trump’s achievements. Since the President’s time in office, the unemployment rate has decreased considerably. However, the media rarely covers this.
Instead of covering real news, the news networks chose to lament on fake news. By the admission of The Hill, the mainstream media spent much of July focused on an extension of the Russia conspiracy theory. Their claims alleged that Donald Trump Jr. met with Russian officials in June 2016 to get damning evidence on Hillary Clinton. Even after Don. Jr released the emails which lead to the meeting, the media attacked him relentlessly. Finally, the story died down after a few weeks, as many people knew it would.
The Swamp and The Deep State
Eric’s wife, Lara Trump, also had some interesting remarks on Washington corruption and the deep state:
Mrs. Trump’s assertions are grounded and well documented. The downfall of the repeal [and replacement] of Obamacare is a fine example. From the time President Trump ran for office, he made his willingness to repeal the ACA more than apparent. Unfortunately, the decision is not only up to him. In order to undo the failures of Obamacare, a certain amount of Congressional votes are needed. Sadly, Congress failed to deliver these votes multiple times.
Another instance of the “thick swamp” and aforementioned failure comes in the form of John McCain. Towards the end of last month, McCain sabotaged what would have been, at the very least, a partial repeal of Obamacare. Speaker Ryan, Vice President Pence, and President Trump each tried to persuade McCain to support the ‘skinny repeal’, but to no avail.
When Eric Trump speaks of corruption in Washington, he is not kidding. The swamp is a very real entity. Hopefully, as President Trump becomes more accustomed to politics, he will continuously drain the swamp until it is no more.