Eric Trump — President Trump’s second son — recently said critics of his father were “not even people.” Actor Mark Hamill’s response is brutal and powerful.
In a Tuesday night appearance on Fox News host Sean Hannity’s program, Trump was given a platform to attack his father’s critics as subhuman without being challenged by the primetime host of a network that once used “Fair & Balanced” as its catchphrase.
Eric Trump, the son of the President of the United States, says Democrats aren't even people. pic.twitter.com/2uhP8o8579
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) June 7, 2017
SEAN HANNITY: Don’t you wish you went to Washington so you could be dealing with this every second of every day?
ERIC TRUMP: You know, I’ve never seen hatred like this. They’re not even people. It’s so, so sad. I mean, morality is just gone. Morals have flown out the window. We deserve so much better than this as a country, and you know, it’s so sad, you’ve seen the Democratic Party, they’re imploding. They’re imploding. They have no message, you see the head of the DNC, who is a total wackjob, there’s no leadership there. And so, what do they do? They become obstructionists because they have no message of their own. They have no solid candidates of their own, they lost the election that they should have won because they spent seven times the amount of money than my father spent. They have no message, so what do they try and do? They try and obstruct a great man, they try and obstruct his family, they come after us viciously, and it’s truly, truly horrible.
Mark Hamill — who played Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy — took the last part of Eric Trump’s monologue on Sean Hannity’s program and juxtaposed it next to photos of the two Trump brothers posing with trophy animals they slaughtered for sport. As Gothamist pointed out, the heirs to the Trump estate often travel to far-off lands, killing animals in their native habitat.
"They come at us viciously & it's truly, truly horrible."- Eric Trump pic.twitter.com/aTovewrVSh
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 7, 2017
As of this writing, Eric Trump has not publicly apologized for his comments denigrating Democrats as less than human.
Kevin Wallace is a journalist with five years’ experience in print and digital media, and covers politics, media, and culture for the Resistance Report. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.