Eric Trump: Woodward wrote book to ‘make three extra shekels’
President Trump’s son Eric accused Bob Woodward on Wednesday of writing a sensational book to “make three extra shekels” — prompting the Watergate journalist to say “talk like that… it sets us back.”
In an interview on “Fox & Friends,” Eric Trump accused Woodward of penning “Fear: Trump in the White House” as a greedy cash grab.
“Don’t you think people look through the fact that you can write a sensational, nonsense book, CNN will definitely have you on there because they love to trash the president,” Eric Trump told said. “It will mean you sell three extra books, you make three extra shekels.”
The shekel is an ancient currency that’s still used in modern Israel — and some said that his use of the term “shekels” to describe a greedy act was anti-Semitic.
“Eric Trump said this morning that Bob Woodward made ‘three extra shekels at the behest of the American people’ with his book. Is Eric too stupid to know he’s being anti-Semitic?” tweeted conservative pundit Bill Kristol, a frequent critic of President Trump.
Woodward later called Eric Trump’s comments unfortunate.
“I just hope no one would talk like that, frankly,” Woodward told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “It sets us back.”
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