Eric Trump was dragged online after he claimed he leads a “clean, positive life” by waking up at 4:30 a.m. each day to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to his two young children.
The second-born son of former Republican President Donald Trump said he also recites the Lord's Prayer as well as "two other little family prayers that we have" before he makes them "say something that’s meaningful to them."
“I do this every single night at 7:45 no matter where I am in the world."
“If I can’t be there, I’m doing it on FaceTime.”
You can hear what he said in the video below.
\u201cEric Trump: \u201cI wake up at 4:30 in the morning every single morning. I say the Pledge of Allegiance\u2019 to my 5 year old and my 3 year old. Then I say the Lord\u2019s Prayer, then I say 2 other family prayers. That\u2019s how I live a clean, positive life.\u201d\u201d— Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1670534868
Eric Trump made this claim during an interview with Julie Green, a self-proclaimed Christian "prophet" who runs the Evangelical organization Julie Green Ministries.
His remarks got some major side eye from Twitter users who proceeded to mock him profusely.
\u201c\u201cAt 4:30 in the morning, I'm milkin' cows.\nJebediah feeds the chickens and Jacob plows, fool.\nAnd I've been milkin' and plowin' so long that\nEven Ezekiel thinks that my mind is gone\u2026\u201d\u201d— Joe Hunt (@Joe Hunt) 1670714519
\u201cI live a clean positive life by teaching my kids not to attack government officials and try to overthrow the U.S. government but different strokes, etc.\u201d— @AshaRangappa@masthead.social (@@AshaRangappa@masthead.social) 1670598382
\u201c"Then I go to work as executive vice president of a company convicted by a jury of criminal tax fraud."\u201d— David Frum (@David Frum) 1670538177
\u201cYou know all those 'of all the things that never happened, this never happened the most' memes? They are obsolete.\n\nThis is the MOST never happened thing ever.\u201d— Charlotte Honigman (@Charlotte Honigman) 1670613311
\u201cSo says the guy who is banned from operating a charity in New York. If you believe THIS, you'll believe anything.\u201d— Mike from Burke VA (now Charlottesville) (@Mike from Burke VA (now Charlottesville)) 1670687733
\u201cIncredible that he manages to get all this done before a full day of stealing from kids with cancer\u201d— Dara Does Deep State (@Dara Does Deep State) 1670584714
\u201cThen at 5:30 I steal money from the charities and commit tax fraud.\u201d— Laura \ud83c\udf3b \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 #Resist (@Laura \ud83c\udf3b \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 #Resist) 1670595443
\u201c"Dear God don't let us all go to prison" is NOT a family prayer.\u201d— JillCallison (@JillCallison) 1670543237
Eric Trump's comments comprised just one of the weird moments from his interview with Green, who told him God will "bring back" his father to the White House without the need for an actual election.
Green made clear she does not accept Democratic President Joe Biden as the "righful" winner of the 2020 general election, which Trump has falsely claimed was stolen despite all evidence to the contrary.
While she could not elaborate exactly as to how she expects God to "bring back" Trump to Washington, her words underscore the blatantly antidemocratic beliefs of Trump's far-right Evangelical base and their unwillingness to accept the results of an election Biden won decisively.
Green—who has previously claimed that Biden is actually dead—said it's not necessary "to wait for a man's way of doing things, like an election, in order to bring [back] someone who's actually rightfully the elected President of the United States of America," words that inspired her and Eric Trump to pray together on camera.