US President Donald Trump's third child Eric Trump, during a radio interview last week that resurfaced and went viral Tuesday, said his father has "literally saved Christianity" from Democrats who are attempting to "close churches all over the country" amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Eric slammed the Democratic Party as "the party of the atheist", arguing that they wanted to "attack" Christianity by closing churches, while they are "totally fine keeping liquor stores open" amid the pandemic.
"He's protected the Second Amendment, he's literally saved Christianity. I mean there's a full-out war on faith in this country by the other side. I mean, 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", the younger Trump said.
Here's the audio of Eric Trump listing "he literally saved Christianity" as one of his father's accomplishments in office. pic.twitter.com/uJG6YUPAbq— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) October 6, 2020
Listing his father's accomplishments during the interview, recorded prior to Trump's Friday announcement of his infection with COVID-19, Eric also suggested that President Trump has "more backbone than any person who's ever lived".
Netizens were shocked by Eric's remarks, with some reminding of an early-September report about Trump allegedly mocking his Christian supporters, saying "Can you believe that bulls**t?"
Wonder how Jesus feels about this— Cynthia Just Watching the Mess Unfold (@Cynthia57720905) October 6, 2020
"Trump held a meeting at Trump Tower with prominent evangelical leaders, where they laid their hands on him in prayer. Afterward, Trump said: 'Can you believe that bulls**t? Can you believe people believe that bulls**t?'"— Genarium (@Genarium1) October 6, 2020
God did not and does not need a fallen, corrupt man to "save" Christianity. An omnipotent God is in no need of DJT. However, it appears to me that DJT is greatly in need of Him.— scw (@Willifs3) October 6, 2020
Some other users refuted Eric's claims, arguing that Trump's rival in the 3 November presidential election Democratic nominee Joe Biden "literally goes to church every Sunday and is a devout Catholic".
@EricTrump Biden literally goes to church every Sunday and is a devout Catholic. There is not one Democrat that wants to "close churches". Democrats aren't the "party of atheists" we just understand the separation of church and state. Where do you get this shit from?— Stella's Groove (@hollygolytlee) October 6, 2020
Bears repeating: Joe Biden is a devout Catholic! When is the last time we saw ANYONE named Trump in church? I'll wait.— KathleenFrances🇮🇪🇺🇸 (@Kathlee71013772) October 6, 2020
On 5 September, The Washington Post reported, citing ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's book, that Trump allegedly stated "Can you believe that bulls**t? Can you believe people believe that bulls**t?" after meeting a group of prominent evangelical Christian leaders who prayed for him ahead of the 2016 election.