Eric Trump , one of President Donald Trump’s three sons, made a threat against Republicans on Tuesday, but the attempt to intimidate was met with a mix of shrugs and mockery.
Trump, who helps to run the family business, vowed on Twitter that there would be primary challenges against Republicans who didn’t assist the president’s effort to subvert the election and block President-elect Joe Biden from taking office:
I will personally work to defeat every single Republican Senator / Congressman who doesn’t stand up against this fraud - they will be primaried in their next election and they will lose.
Eric Trump: Any senator or any congressman on this side that does not fight tomorrow, I’m telling you will not, their political career is over because the MAGA movement is going nowhere pic.twitter.com/Z3oq2tRpCW
Trump’s threat against the rest caused his name to trend on Twitter. But given that the president lost his reelection bid by more than 7 million votes ― and given that the Republican Party lost the House in the 2018 midterms and is now in danger of losing the Senate under his leadership ― the threat was roundly dismissed and openly mocked:
If you want them to lose get your dad to endorse them.
Imagine becoming a US Senator or a Congressman, spending a life committed to politics, serving the people in your town, community, and state, to reach a prestigious position in the leadership of your country, and then getting threatened by Eric Trump.
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