Donald Trump Jr: Democrats Used Filibuster 327 Times in 2020 – ‘Republicans Used It Once’

Melanie Arter | January 14, 2022 | 10:53am EST
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Donald Trump, Jr. (Photo by SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP via Getty Images)
Donald Trump, Jr. (Photo by SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP via Getty Images)

( – The Democrats now want to eliminate the filibuster, but “they used it 327 times in 2020” while the Republicans only used it once,” Donald Trump Jr., executive vice president of the Trump Organization, said Thursday.

During an interview on Fox News’s “Hannity,” Donald Trump Jr., said, “It's almost hard to believe Kamala Harris is as bad as she is and Joe Biden for being there for so long. it's like they are trying to destroy America at this point. There’s not a single metric by which they're succeeding. 

“Everything they do is to change the goalposts, and with that kind of popularity, imagine Trump had the same boosting from the media. He would have been the most popular president ever. They're doing whatever they can to save this flailing presidency,” former President Trump’s son said.

“They move the goalposts at every chance whether it’s measuring cases. ‘Well we're not going to do it this way, because Joe Biden said he’d have it under control,’ and he's got nothing under control. He said he'd be a moderate. He's a radical. He said he's not going to destroy the American energy sector, and he’s destroyed ours while boosting Russia. You have Afghanistan. It’s case after case,” he said. 

“The Democrats, now they want to eliminate the filibuster. They used it 327 times in 2020. Republicans used it once. Now they want to eliminate it so they can make it easier to cheat in elections. Something they want to do that is frankly voter id, which is popular with the overwhelming majority of Americans,” Trump added. 

“They want to eliminate it. That's not because of all of the soundbites and on all of the nonsense. It's because they've done such a disastrous job. America is on to their nonsense. They’re not going to let them get away with it again. So again, now they've got to change the rules to make it possible for them to win,” he said.

Host Sean Hannity said that former President Trump doesn’t need to say a word about what Biden is doing, because you can’t mess things up more than the Biden administration is doing.

“The reality is this. All Joe Biden had to do was nothing. He could have sat back, rode the coattails of my father’s economy, of his international policies, of Middle East peace, of jobs, of American prosperity and energy independence, and everything that was achieved,” Donald Trump Jr., said. 

“Instead, they spend five years trying to destroy him, lie about him, leak nonsense, run with that as though it's the gospel, give him zero benefit of the doubt. Meanwhile, they do the exact opposite for Biden, and you still have an all-time low disapproval rating. It's absolutely sick what's going on, and what's the shame is that Americans have to suffer,” he said.

“You have a supply chain crisis caused by Democrat policies, and I want to be clear about this, Sean. This isn't just Joe Biden. These are Democrats’ ideas. No one thinks that Joe Biden is coming up with this stuff and implementing it and turning it into a disaster. This is the Democrats’ Party’s ideas. This is what they're bringing to the table,” Trump added.

“Joe Biden just happens to be sitting there signing stuff they stick in front of him, but these are Democrat policies that have destroyed our country, our energy, our jobs, our livelihoods, our families. You saw the divisive speeches that he's giving. If Trump was doing that, they would be talking about how divisive it is great, how he's doing nothing to unify the country, yada, yada, yada. We’ve heard it all a thousand times before,” he said.

When asked whether his father plans to run for president again in 2024, Donald Trump, Jr., said that former President Trump is “the only guy that can take all of the hate” that Democrats have for the GOP.

“I am still of the mindset that Donald Trump is the only guy that can take all of the hate, no matter where it is-- it just wears on people. I wish we had a bench of 50 guys that could handle it, that could take it. The reality is everyone thinks they can take it until it's all focused on them. I know he can do it. I know he can turn around this disaster,” he said. 

“I know he can do that, and frankly set up the Republicans to run this country for decades to come, because now we see where Democrats are. We got to make this point. There are still moderate Democrats in America. There are no moderate Democrat politicians anymore. They don't exist. They can't get elected,” Trump said.

“The radicals that are running the Democratic Party are not representing, they’re not representing the people that are moderates. That's why the media had to go so far out of their way to lie to the American populace and say that Joe was going to be a moderate. It was never going to happen, but they know the American populace is there, but their representatives aren't, and that's a problem,” he said.

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