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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, Eric Trump, son of President-elect Donald Trump, waits for an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. A charity operated by one of Donald Trump's sons flouts philanthropic standards by financially benefiting charities connected to the Trump family and members of the charity's board, an Associated Press investigation shows. The AP found that Eric Trump has exaggerated the size of his foundation and the donations it receives. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Eric Trump said those opposing his father are 'not even people'

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Eric Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Tuesday night that the recent criticisms of his father by Democrats and celebrities indicates "a lack of morals in society" and "the ugliness of Washington D.C." "I've never seen hatred like this," he said. "I mean, to me, they're not even people."

"We need to bring some principles back. We have to bring some manners back. We need to bring some respect back. It’s sad. [His opponents] would rather see him fail than have America succeed. I have said that a million times and I really believe it," said Trump. 

Many of Trump's comments haven't played well with some users on social media. 

Eric Trump, who serves as executive vice president of the The Trump Organization, said that Democrats were attacking his father because they do not "have the voice of the American people. They don’t have things that make sense for this country."

"They have no message so what do they try and do? They try to obstruct a great man. They try and obstruct his family. They come after us viciously, and it’s truly, truly horrible," Trump said. "And honestly, I blame most of those politicians and I blame the media."

Trump's comments drew a comical rebuke from Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) on Twitter. 

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