Eric Trump was on with Fox and Friends this morning where the hosts, Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt, teed up a question for him on the now infamous nude Melania Trump Facebook advert by lying about it being from Ted Cruz.
And of course Trump Jr. lied just like his father, saying Ted Cruz and this super PAC are the same thing and then called ad disgusting.
Earhardt and Doocy (who I do like) not only let Trump Jr. get away with his lies about this, but they helped him lie about it! For crying out loud!
Earhardt actually says to Trump Jr:
“I noticed this morning Cruz was going after…that Ted Cruz was saying things about Melania and then your dad fired back.”
What the heck? She just cast Ted Cruz as the villain here and Trump as the victim when Cruz had NOTHING to do with the ad. Nothing!
Then Steve Doocy added:
“His super PAC published a picture…”
Um no Steve, it’s not Cruz’s super PAC. It’s an anti-Trump super PAC run by Liz Mair.
.@realDonaldTrump Hi Donald, I know you're really upset about that ad, but it was Make America Awesome's, not Ted Cruz's.
— Liz Mair (@LizMair) March 23, 2016
And then of course Trump Jr makes this false statement to which none of the Fox and Friends hosts interrupted to correct:
“Which is the same thing. By the way his super PAC, it’s him, it’s the same thing, right?”
No it’s not the same thing. Even if this were a super PAC dedicated to supporting Cruz, he still by law has no affiliation with it whatsoever.
Is Fox News so deep in the tank for Trump that they can’t bother to check basic facts about a story before smearing Ted Cruz? It sure looks that way.