One of President Trump’s sons has said it is his businessman father who has stood as a bulwark against a “full-out war on faith” during his presidency.
Eric Trump stated to a North Dakota radio station on Oct. 2 that his father “literally saved Christianity” by shielding the religion from an ongoing assault by liberal Democrats who have now become “the party of the atheist” and want to “close churches.”
The president’s 36-year-old son was interviewed by South Fargo-based WZFG radio, and took the opportunity to praise his father’s job performance.
“He’s protected the Second Amendment, he’s literally saved Christianity,’ Trump’s second-oldest child declared. “I mean there’s a full-out war on faith in this country by the other side. … The Democratic Party — the far left — has become the party of the atheist.
“I mean, they want to attack Christianity, they want to close churches… they’re totally fine keeping liquor stores open. But they want to close churches all over the country.”
During the coronavirus pandemic, in several leftist-governed states, liquor stores and marijuana dispensaries have been allowed to stay open as “essential businesses” while houses of worship have been subject to draconian limits on their services and attendance.
Eric Trump and his brother, Donald Trump Jr., have helmed The Trump Organization while their father has been president. In that time President Trump has relied heavily on evangelical Christian supporters, many of whom see the president as fighting effectively for their causes.
Trump most recently named Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic, to take the place of liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.