Eric Trump said Wednesday on "Fox & Friends" that his father is not racist, adding that the only color President Donald Trump sees is green because his priority is the economy.
When asked about the president's alleged vulgar comments last week in which he referred to "s—hole" countries in Africa and also questioned why the U.S. should allow immigrants from Haiti, Eric Trump mirrored his father's rhetoric, claiming that he is the "least racist person I have ever met in my entire life."
During a discussion on the soaring Dow Jones Industrial Average, co-host Brian Kilmeade urged Trump to talk about his father's reported comments and his thoughts on those calling the president a racist.
"My father sees one color: green," Trump said. "That's all he cares about. He cares about the economy. He does not see race. He is the least racist person I have ever met in my entire life. It’s total nonsense."
Trump then listed news stories during the Trump administration that he believes the media has not reported sufficiently.
"They'll never report that African-American unemployment is at the lowest it has ever been," Trump said, referring to black unemployment falling in December to the lowest level on record, 6.8 percent. "The lowest it has ever been in this country, and they won't give him any credit for that. And by the way, he campaigned on that. But then they'll go out and call him racist."
"It's very sad." Trump said.
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