“He didn’t say he wouldn’t accept,” Eric Trump said. “My father will accept it 100 percent if it’s fair. If it’s fair.”
He rattled off statistics that reportedly show "2 million people on the voter rolls right now who are dead” and "14 percent of all noncitizens in this country are registered to vote.”
Trump uses “voter fraud” has become a catchall phrase for all voting irregularities. Confirmed instances of actual voter fraud do exist, but Trump makes a totally unsupported extrapolation of these isolated cases to say they are indicative of a widespread fraud in the U.S. election system. We wonder whether it ever occurred to Trump that “nobody is talking about” the “big, big problem” of voter fraud because that “big, big” problem doesn’t exist. Trump earns Four Pinocchios.
. . . As the researcher of the study notes, Trump’s citing of these findings to back up his claim that illegal immigrants are voting and swaying elections is unfounded. Yet again, Trump takes isolated instances to extrapolate to a much larger trend, and earns Four Pinocchios.
Stephanopoulos told Eric Trump that there was “scant evidence” that those figures he cited had affected any election outcomes.
“Are you setting the groundwork there . . . ?" he asked. “That seems like you're suggesting that the outcome is unfair no matter what happens.
“I think what my father is saying is, I want a fair election,” Eric Trump said. “If it’s a fair outcome, he’ll absolutely accept it. There’s no question.”
The younger Trump also cast his father as the victim of a smear campaign when asked to respond to numerous new allegations from women, who have said the Republican presidential nominee made sexual advances toward them against their will over the past three decades.
Trump defended his father calling all the women “liars” and of his threats to sue his accusers.
“He believes in a right and wrong, and when he feels that there's injustice, I think you should stand up to ourselves,” Eric Trump told Stephanopoulos. “Quite frankly, he's a great fighter, and he believes in calling out right and wrong.”
Eleven women have come forward in recent weeks to accuse Donald Trump of groping them, allegations that followed the release of a 2005 “Access Hollywood” recording in which he bragged about being able to force himself on women because he was “a star.”
In broad strokes, Eric Trump dismissed them all.
“George, where were these women before?” he told Stephanopoulos. “It's not like my father's a hidden individual, right? He's one of the most known people in the world.”
He went on to imply that Hillary Clinton's campaign had orchestrated the sexual-assault allegations but did not elaborate on how.
“The day that the Hillary WikiLeaks come out, you know, all of a sudden people start coming forward,” Trump said. “I think you have to be really naive to think that one and the other weren't coordinated together.”
Stephanopoulos asked Eric Trump whether it would be prudent for his father to be mired in such legal suits, if he were to be elected president.
“My father's a guy who will fight,” the younger Trump said. “He'll fight for this country. And he's always fought for himself and, quite frankly, throughout this whole process he's needed to fight for himself.”
“I just don’t believe it — and then you come out with that with three weeks left in the election,” Trump said flatly. “You know what somebody told me? . . . ‘Get ready for October. Your family will live through the worst, most unthinkable, hardest month of your lives . . . What the Clinton machine will throw at you…'”
“What he's already accomplished is nothing short of remarkable,” Trump said of his father. “To me, as a son, he wins no matter what. I'm so incredibly proud. He's carried the weight of this country for the last 18 months.”