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Eric Trump says Democrats are 'not even people,' and the DNC chairman is a 'whack-job'

Eric Trump, one of President Trump's sons and an executive at the Trump Organization, doesn't appear to be a fan of Democrats. On Fox News Tuesday night, Sean Hannity introduced Trump by noting his assertion earlier in the day that the federal investigations into Russian election meddling is "the greatest hoax of all time," perpetrated by the Democrats.

"I've never seen hatred like this," Eric Trump, 33, told Hannity. "I mean, to me, they're not even people. It's so, so sad. I mean, morality is gone, morals have just flown out the window." The Democratic Party is "imploding," he said, taking aim especially at Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez. "They have no message. You see the head of the DNC, who is a total whack-job, there is no leadership there. And so, what do they do? They become obstructionist because they have no message of their own. ... They try and obstruct a great man, they try and obstruct his family, they come after us viciously."

It isn't clear what prompted the outburst, but President Trump is said to be absolutely livid about the Russian investigation and the upcoming testimony from James Comey, whom he fired as FBI director in the midst of an investigation into the Trump team's ties to Russia. Or maybe Eric Trump is just mad about Tuesday's allegations in Forbes that his Eric Trump Foundation funneled money to the Trump family businesses that was meant to go to cancer research at St. Jude Children's Hospital. (Trump said through a representative that the Trump Organization did not "profit in any way" from his charity, without clarifying.)