Eric Trump Claims '95 Percent' of Americans Support His Dad's Message Despite President's Disapproval Rating Averaging 51.9 Percent

Eric Trump, the president's second son, on Wednesday claimed that "95 percent" of Americans support his father's message as he continued to defend his racist rhetoric aimed at four progressive congresswomen from mounting criticisms.

"He is willing to fight, and I've said this time and time again, but America didn't have a fighter for administrations — by the way, both on the Republican and Democratic side. We haven't had somebody in there fighting," Eric Trump said, during an appearance on Fox News' Fox & Friends on Wednesday morning, referencing as an example the president's efforts in trade, immigration and backing conservative values.

"My father is in there, and he's fighting every single day," he added. "And he has to fight against the media. He has to fight against these lunatics. And guys, I'm telling you, 95 percent of this country is behind him in this message. I mean, people love this nation."

The president's son did not offer any evidence or data to support the claims that his father's message drew overwhelming support among Americans. Trump's approval ratings appears to paint a different picture. According to Real Clear Politics, the president's average approval rating sat at 44.6 percent, with his disapproval rating averaging 51.9 percent.

Eric Trump's comments come days after the president shared a series of tweets levied against four Democratic lawmakers — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib — telling them to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." Although Trump did not name any specific representatives, it has been established that his remarks were aimed the four members of the so-called "Squad," all first-term progressives and all women of color.

The president's claims that they were all foreign-born is factually incorrect. All but one of the lawmakers were born in the U.S. Congresswoman Omar was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, and moved to America as a child after her family fled from their home nation.

Trump's second son backed his father's sentiments on Wednesday. "I love the tweet, 'If you don't love our country, get out. Leave,'" he said, referring to the "squad" as an "absolute clown show."

He continued: "You know, if you complain about our country, you know, go to somewhere — go experience somewhere else in the world. I have seen a lot of the world, right? We have it so great in America. America is doing so well."

Despite his remarks drawing wide-spread condemnation, with nearly all Democrats denouncing his tweets as racist, the president has repeatedly doubled down on the sentiments of his tweets in the days following. "In America, if you hate our Country, you are free to leave," Trump tweeted on Wednesday. "The simple fact of the matter is, the four Congresswomen think that America is wicked in its origins, they think that America is even more wicked now, that we are all racist and evil. They're entitled to their opinion, they're Americans. Now I'm entitled to my opinion, & I just think they're left wing cranks."

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Eric Trump on Wednesday told Fox & Friends that "95 percent" of Americans supported his father's message, despite the president's disapproval rating averaging 51.9 percent. Trump did not offer any data for his claim. Fox News/Screenshot
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