'Go Into Home Depot': Eric Trump Blasts Media for Ignoring Economic News
Eric Trump sat down with "Fox & Friends" this morning following his father's speech in Poland.
On his second foreign trip since inauguration, the president spoke in Warsaw's Krasinski Square and earlier in the day, held a news conference with Poland's President Andrzej Duda.
Trump was asked whether he accepts the fact that Russia meddled in last year's election. The president answered that Moscow probably played a role but that "nobody really knows for sure" and other countries could have been involved too.
President Trump criticizes former President Obama's reaction to Russian interference in election pic.twitter.com/iqm0Pn0nu6
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It comes as Trump gets set to meet with Vladimir Putin on Friday at the G-20 summit in Germany.
Eric Trump responded this morning by reiterating the belief that the allegations of collusion between Trump associates and Russia on election-related hacking are a "witch hunt" and a "hoax."
"President Obama did absolutely nothing," said Trump, referring to the Obama administration's inaction last summer and fall after learning about Moscow's actions.
He said Democrats refuse to come to grips with why his father won the election, calling the opponent party "defunct."
Trump said the media is continuously ignoring positive stories, like the economy, to focus on the Trump-Russia "distractions."
Dow hit a new intraday all-time high! I wonder whether or not the Fake News Media will so report?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2017
He called on people to look at their 401(k) plans, the stock market, the housing market and overall economic activity.
"Go into Home Depot and look at the lines in Home Depot. We're thriving as a nation and everyone wants to focus on garbage, on nonsense, on distractions," said Trump.
A month-long review of evening newscasts found that ABC, CBS and NBC gave almost no coverage to jobs and the economy, while the Russia investigation led the coverage.
Trump said the media has taken a "negative approach" to his father's presidency and that his father "will never stop fighting them."
"You look at Anderson Cooper rolling his eyes at Kellyanne Conway. ... Just look at this hatred that comes out," he said.
Watch the interview above.