Eric Trump Accused of Using Anti-Semitic Dog Whistle: Woodward Made ‘Three Extra Shekels’ with Trump Book

Eric Trump bashed investigative journalist Bob Woodward on Wednesday for penning a harrowing account of his father President Donald Trump’s White House operations, and in the process used an anti-Semitic synonym for money.

The younger Trump was asked by Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy to comment on the chaos within the Trump administration that Woodward detailed in his new book, Fear: Trump in the White House.

"But don't you think people look through the fact that you can write a sensational, nonsense book, CNN will definitely have you on there because they love to trash the president?" Eric Trump said.

"It will mean you sell three extra books, you make three extra shekels," the first son continued, using the term that some white nationalists have to describe money apparently tainted by Jews, “At the behest of the American people, at the behest of our country and a president that’s doing a phenomenal job by every quantifiable metric.

"I mean, is that really where we are?” Eric Trump said. “I think people see through this. I know people read though this."

Eric Trump, who does not have a role within the Trump administration and serves as executive vice president of the Trump Organization, said that sources for Woodward’s book are “cowards.”

“Many of these people are holdover people. First of all, there’s 3,500 people that are part of the White House apparatus. I mean give me a break, somebody hides behind, is a ‘senior official,’” the first son said, making air quotes.

“Just look at every quantifiable measure of our economy of our country right now we are doing so unbelievably well,” Eric Trump said, adding that his father “has accomplished more in the first 24 months than probably any president in American history.”

The president on Monday slammed Woodward on Twitter.

“The Woodward book is a Joke - just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults, using now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources,” he tweeted. “Many have already come forward to say the quotes by them, like the book, are fiction. Dems can’t stand losing. I’ll write the real book!”

Woodward, who helped uncover the Watergate scandal and serves as an associate editor at The Washington Post, backed up his anonymous sourcing by saying he conducted hundreds of hours of interviews with witnesses inside the White House, as well as meeting notes, personal diaries and government documents. On Tuesday, Woodward said one of his sources told him his book was 100 percent true.

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