Eric Trump Responds to Celebrity Threats

June 25, 2017 Updated: June 25, 2017

Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, responded to threats made by celebrities and others toward his father.

While the threats are, in his words, “upsetting,” they have to “roll off your back,” he told Fox.

“There [are] no borders for these people,” Trump said “Listen, we’re fair game—fine, we’re adults. You see Johnny Depp and what he said—’I’d like to go assassinate the president.’ It’s like, Johnny Depp has his own problems. Like how about you go back to making movies and doing your own thing.”

Last week, Depp told a crowd: “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

Depp has since apologized after making the statement after widespread backlash. Other celebrities, like singer Madonna and actor Robert De Niro, have also made vague threats toward the president.

Eric Trump maintained that his father is focused on doing his job.

“He said ‘I’m going to improve the economy, I’m going to create jobs for this country, we’re going to stop getting ripped off as a nation; I’m going to take care of our veterans. I’m going to take care of health care, I’m going to reduce taxes.’ He’s doing everything that he says. He’s been in office for 150-something days and I think that he’s accomplished more than any president—arguably in history—has over that same period of time,” Trump said.