Donald Trump's son Eric Trump said Thursday he cringes when he hears his father's likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton saying that he should be "disqualified" from seeking the presidency, and he'd like to make Michael Bay's new movie about the attacks on the Benghazi diplomatic compound in Libya required viewing for all voters.
"Her foreign policy has cost trillions of dollars and thousands of lives," Trump told Martha MacCallum on Fox News' "America's Newsroom"
Trump said he and his wife, Lara, watched Bay's film, "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi"
over the Memorial Day weekend, and he thinks it should be required viewing for all Americans who want to vote in the general election in November.
"I was livid," Trump said about the movie. "She left these guys on a rooftop in the middle of Benghazi getting shot at and getting mortars on their head because she wouldn't pick up a phone call in the middle of the night. She has done no job for our veterans. She has done a disservice to our country. My father would be an amazing commander in chief."
Further, Trump said that he does not think it's time for his father to step back from some of his rhetoric, including statements made during an angry press conference earlier this week, where he bashed the national press while announcing the money he brought in through a January fundraiser for the nation's veterans.
"In that case it's warranted and there are plenty of others," said Trump. "My father raised $6 million for veterans. Hillary and Bill have donated $75,000. He raised money for veterans and the press hammered him. I said to him one day, 'no good deed goes unpunished.' He said 'I'm going to go out and say something. I'm not being treated fairly.'"
He hit back at a poll
that stated most people believe neither Donald Trump or Clinton will kept their promises, including Trump's call for a wall along the Mexican border, saying he believes his father will "absolutely" start the process to build the wall on day one of his presidency.
Trump also touched on critics and ongoing legal proceedings against his father's namesake Trump University, saying that while there may be a lawsuit, there was a "98 percent approval rating from people who took the course ... the university did a great job. It's like going to Harvard and saying 'I got a great education and I haven't been the success I thought I could have been.' Trump University had a 98 percent approval rating."
Trump also spoke about the decision of the PGA moving one of its marquee events from his father's Doral resort in Florida to a golf course in Mexico City starting next year, saying it plays to his father's narrative.
"It's sad to see more jobs and more money [leaving]. It's something people have been doing for a long time," said Trump.
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