'You'd Think This Would Be Sacred': Eric Trump on St. Jude Family Being Attacked Online for Thanking Him
A woman who said she experienced hateful online attacks after thanking Eric Trump for his commitment to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was able to thank the president's son directly Tuesday on "Fox & Friends."
Sherrie Hopper said that her nephew, Zachary, was treated at St. Jude and had a "small basketball-sized" cancerous tumor removed from one of his kidneys in 2012.
Hopper had thanked Trump for his support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital of Tennessee on Twitter, and said she and her family are "eternally grateful" for his commitment.
After Trump shared the post, Hopper posted a video for the "#WalkAway Campaign" saying that the "hate" her family had received online was "unreal."
@EricTrump Thank you for your commitment to St. Jude. This St. Jude family is eternally grateful.
— The19StrongShow (@The19StrongShow) June 28, 2018
Hopper said Tuesday that she was body-shamed, called a "Russian bot" and was also accused of "using" St. Jude to "rub elbows" with the Trump family.
Eric Trump has reportedly raised more than $16 million for St. Jude over the past 10 years.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) June 28, 2018
"You have the best doctors in the world, and you get attacked for raising money for them?" Trump said Tuesday.
"You would think it'd be the one item that would be sacred," he added.
Hopper told Trump that she doesn't regret thanking him at all.
"I don't think we should ever be ashamed to say thank you," Hopper said to Trump. "I can't even express to you how thankful I am."
Sherrie Hopper: “Mr. Trump I can’t even express to you how thankful I am.” pic.twitter.com/fsenp7qzRu
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 10, 2018
All of the hateful tweets toward Trump were also going back to St. Jude as well, Hopper said, something she was even more concerned about.
"You are an amazing person," Trump told Hopper. "We are forever indebted."
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