Nobody is accusing Eric Trump of having an excess of logic or linear thought, but in a recent talk with Candace Owens, he reached a new level, jumping from COVID-19 vaccines to statues to founding documents of the United States. Still, as a vaccine conspiracy theory promoter herself, Owens may have found him a more congenial guest than his father.
During Donald Trump’s appearance on Owen’s talk show in December, he not only insisted that the COVID-19 vaccines are valuable and reliable, he cut her off when she tried to sow doubt. His son, however, took a different path, perhaps more in line with Owens’ own conspiracy theories, but not exactly linear and cohesive.
Eric Trump: "The vaccine represents, literally, the stripping of freedoms in this country" pic.twitter.com/Ev2KJnZo2e
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) February 16, 2022
To me, the vaccine actually represents something that’s much greater than a medical shot. To me, the vaccine represents literally the stripping of freedoms in this country, which is deeply, deeply, deeply troubling. You see it every single day, you see it as they rip down these statues of Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington all over the country. Why are they doing that? Why are they ripping down statues? Because they wanna rewrite our history, they wanna rewrite our civil liberties, they wanna rewrite our constitution. If they can make the very people that they rip down, they can make them martyrs, well they can make the documents that they wrote into kinda martyr documents. They can change those documents. It gives them the ability to recast America, and what we believe in, and the fundamental tenets of the American flag right there, and that’s what they’re doing with the vaccine as well and that is deeply, deeply scary.
Even Candace Owens looks a bit stunned at the wild ride Trump took with that little speech — and honestly, can we get Eric a dictionary and bookmark and highlight the definition of “martyr” for him?
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