Eric Trump on government shutdown: ‘Honestly, I think it’s a good thing for us’

Eric Trump, right, appears on the "Fox & friends" television program, with co-hosts Steve Doocy, from left, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade, in New York Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Eric Trump, right, appears on the “Fox & friends” television program, with co-hosts Steve Doocy, from left, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade, in New York Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (AP/Richard Drew)
Eric Trump appears on the "Fox & friends" television program, in New York on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Eric Trump appears on the “Fox & friends” television program, in New York on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (AP/Richard Drew)
In this Aug, 3, 2017 photo, Eric Trump, right, and his wife Lara Trump, walk away from Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.  President Donald Trump has become a grandfather for the ninth time. Eric Trump, the president's son, and Eric's wife Lara welcomed their son on Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
In this Aug, 3, 2017 photo, Eric Trump, right, and his wife Lara Trump, walk away from Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump has become a grandfather for the ninth time. Eric Trump, the president’s son, and Eric’s wife Lara welcomed their son on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (AP/Alex Brandon)
Eric Trump, left, and Lara Trump, center, leave the Fox Studios after they appeared to tape a segment of "Justice With Judge Jeanine," in New York, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The interview is scheduled to air on Saturday, Oct. 14., on the Fox News Network. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Eric Trump, left, and Lara Trump, center, leave the Fox Studios after they appeared to tape a segment of “Justice With Judge Jeanine,” in New York, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The interview is scheduled to air on Saturday, Oct. 14., on the Fox News Network. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) (AP/Andres Kudacki)
Eric Trump, left, and Lara Trump, right, leave the Fox Studios after they appeared to tape a segment of "Justice With Judge Jeanine," in New York, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The interview is scheduled to air on Saturday, Oct. 14., on the Fox News Network. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Eric Trump, left, and Lara Trump, right, leave the Fox Studios after they appeared to tape a segment of “Justice With Judge Jeanine,” in New York, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The interview is scheduled to air on Saturday, Oct. 14., on the Fox News Network. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) (AP/Andres Kudacki)
Eric Trump, right, and Lara Trump, left, wait to tape a segment of "Justice With Judge Jeanine," at the Fox Studios in New York, Friday, October 13, 2017. The interview is scheduled to air on Saturday, Oct. 14., on the Fox News Network. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Eric Trump, right, and Lara Trump, left, wait to tape a segment of “Justice With Judge Jeanine,” at the Fox Studios in New York, Friday, October 13, 2017. The interview is scheduled to air on Saturday, Oct. 14., on the Fox News Network. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) (AP/Andres Kudacki)
Eric Trump, left, fixes his tie as Lara Trump, right, smiles while they tape a segment of "Justice With Judge Jeanine," at the Fox Studios in New York, Friday, October 13, 2017. The interview is scheduled to air on Saturday, Oct. 14., on the Fox News Network. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Eric Trump, left, fixes his tie as Lara Trump, right, smiles while they tape a segment of “Justice With Judge Jeanine,” at the Fox Studios in New York, Friday, October 13, 2017. The interview is scheduled to air on Saturday, Oct. 14., on the Fox News Network. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) (AP/Andres Kudacki)
Eric Trump, left, and Lara Trump, center, talk to Jeanine Pirro, right, after they taped a segment of "Justice With Judge Jeanine," in New York, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The interview is scheduled to air on Saturday, Oct. 14., on the Fox News Network. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Eric Trump, left, and Lara Trump, center, talk to Jeanine Pirro, right, after they taped a segment of “Justice With Judge Jeanine,” in New York, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The interview is scheduled to air on Saturday, Oct. 14., on the Fox News Network. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) (AP/Andres Kudacki)
Eric Trump and his wife Lara Trump arrive for a New Year's Eve gala at Mar-a-Lago resort, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Eric Trump and his wife Lara Trump arrive for a New Year’s Eve gala at Mar-a-Lago resort, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP/Evan Vucci)
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Eric Trump, right, appears on the "Fox & friends" television program, with co-hosts Steve Doocy, from left, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade, in New York Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Eric Trump appears on the "Fox & friends" television program, in New York on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
In this Aug, 3, 2017 photo, Eric Trump, right, and his wife Lara Trump, walk away from Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.  President Donald Trump has become a grandfather for the ninth time. Eric Trump, the president's son, and Eric's wife Lara welcomed their son on Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Eric Trump, left, and Lara Trump, center, leave the Fox Studios after they appeared to tape a segment of "Justice With Judge Jeanine," in New York, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The interview is scheduled to air on Saturday, Oct. 14., on the Fox News Network. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Eric Trump, left, and Lara Trump, right, leave the Fox Studios after they appeared to tape a segment of "Justice With Judge Jeanine," in New York, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The interview is scheduled to air on Saturday, Oct. 14., on the Fox News Network. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Eric Trump, right, and Lara Trump, left, wait to tape a segment of "Justice With Judge Jeanine," at the Fox Studios in New York, Friday, October 13, 2017. The interview is scheduled to air on Saturday, Oct. 14., on the Fox News Network. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Eric Trump, left, fixes his tie as Lara Trump, right, smiles while they tape a segment of "Justice With Judge Jeanine," at the Fox Studios in New York, Friday, October 13, 2017. The interview is scheduled to air on Saturday, Oct. 14., on the Fox News Network. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Eric Trump, left, and Lara Trump, center, talk to Jeanine Pirro, right, after they taped a segment of "Justice With Judge Jeanine," in New York, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The interview is scheduled to air on Saturday, Oct. 14., on the Fox News Network. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Eric Trump and his wife Lara Trump arrive for a New Year's Eve gala at Mar-a-Lago resort, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s son Eric doesn’t believe the government shutdown is all that bad.

In fact, he views it in a positive light because he believes it paints the “absolutely terrified” Democrats in a negative light.

“Honestly, I think it’s a good thing for us, because people see through it,” Eric Trump told Jeanine Pirro on Fox News’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine” Saturday night. “I mean, people have seen a year that’s incredible. It’s been filled with nothing but the best for our country, ‘America First’ policies, and they’re happy with where we are as a nation … It has the Democrats worried.”

Trump, 34, told Pirro that the Democrats are supportive of the shutdown because it takes the focus off of his father’s achievements.

“The only reason they want to shutdown government is to distract and to stop his momentum,” the president’s third child said. “I mean, my father has had incredible momentum. He has gotten more done in one year than arguably any president in history.”

He continued, “And so how do they divert from that message? How do they save their own party when they don’t have any leadership, they don’t have any good candidates out there, they don’t have a message of their own? How do they do that? They obstruct, they distract, they try and place blame.”

While Republicans are blaming Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., for the shutdown, employing on social media the hashtag #SchumerShutdown, Democrats are opting for the hashtag #TrumpShutdown.

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