Eric Trump is still hitting back at Chelsea Handler’s mean tweet about his wife Lara’s pregnancy.
In March, the comic tweeted after their baby announcement, “Just what we need. Another person with those jeans [sic].”
“It’s just sad, right?” Eric tells Dr. Oz on Tuesday’s show of the response on social media. “Sad that society’s gotten to the point where something as beautiful as this and life and babies and innocence … really gets taken down like that because of politics. I mean, that’s how divided we’ve become as a nation … It’s really, really sad. This is a very special thing and it should be celebrated. When someone spells genes incorrectly, you kind of have to turn your head and ignore it a little.”
Handler corrected herself at the time, saying, “Sorry about spelling mistake. I meant ‘genes,’ not ‘jeans.’ I’m a little stoned.”
Eric says he’s fine being in the public eye, but “Where I find it harder is when I see my little brother, you know, Barron, or when I see Tiffany, who’s kind of just coming into her own … it’s a little bit tough when you see young children getting hit every single day by grown-ups.”
He adds, “There’s supposed to be an unwritten rule and, unfortunately, it’s just not being followed.”
The couple appears on the show to speak out against puppy mills, even though in February, President Trump removed the USDA’s animal welfare data from its website, which publicly lists breeding operations that have received violations.