Washington politicians are not held accountable for their misdeeds, and President Barack Obama did not keep his promises when it came to Obamacare, Donald Trump's son Eric said Wednesday.
"Obama promised a couple of things," Trump told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" program. "'You're going to be able to keep your plan, keep your doctor,' and the average family was going to save $2,500 a year."
Trump told of a woman he met in North Carolina, who was "literally crying" because she had to drop her family's insurance coverage when the premiums went too high.
"At the end of the year, she's going to be paying a $700 penalty," Trump said. "You hear those stories all across the country with small businesses, with everybody else. It's terrible. And no one holds our politicians in this country accountable for their lies. It's so, so sad. This impacts people's lives in a very, very big way."
Trump is in Washington with other members of his family to cut the ribbon at the new Trump International Hotel, and dismissed concerns that his father's presidential race is harming the family's business brand, saying the billionaire ran for the presidency to help the United States.
"I think, actually, the brand is hotter than ever before," Trump said. "We're building hotels all over the country, all over the world...My father has achieved so much in his lifetime. This was about helping this country. This country has given my family everything."
The new hotel is located just minutes from the White House in the former postmaster general office, said Trump, and "we converted it into an amazing hotel" that came in ahead of schedule and under budget.
But even if there was a price to be paid for running for office, Trump said his father was willing to pay it.
"To run as a businessman and to be able to try to do this for our nation is something he really cared about it," said Trump. "I think even if there was a price associated with it, I think he was willing to pay that price. It's just that important. Our country is going down the tubes. Somebody's got to save it from career politicians."
Trump also commented on complaints coming from Texan voters who say machines are malfunctioning and casting their votes for Hillary Clinton rather than his father.
"You guys know the statistics better than anybody, Pew Research came out with it," said Trump. "There are 2 million dead people on the voter rolls in this country. One in eight people in this country, 24 million, are inaccurately registered, meaning inaccurately registered to vote. There are 3 million people in this country registered to vote in multiple states."
Trump said his father's message has been that the United States has to get the voting right, and have a fair election.
Also on the program, Trump pointed to early election polling that are giving his father a lead.
"We're beating [Mitt] Romney by a huge margin," said Trump. "All the Republican counties haven't even started the early vote. It's an incredible, incredible story. It's one that most media doesn't want to tell. But we're up in the polls right now. And the Republican counties don't even start voting for another couple days. Remember, Republicans always vote late. Democrats always vote early."
The same is taking place in Ohio, Iowa and North Carolina, and polls are "looking incredible despite the fact that most of the media doesn't want to tell that story."
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