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Eric Trump calls father's critics 'not even people'

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Eric Trump arrives at Trump Tower.
Eric Trump at Trump Tower on Nov. 30, 2016 in New York City.
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Updated: 10:31 a.m. | Posted: 6:55 a.m.

Eric Trump says critics of his father are "not even people."

President Trump's son told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday that he's "never seen hatred like this" and "morals have flown out the window" when it comes to attacks against his father.

Eric Trump took special aim at the Democratic Party, which he says is "imploding." He calls Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez "a total wackjob." Trump says Democrats "have no message of their own" and are trying to obstruct "a great man" in his father and his family.

In a statement Wednesday, Perez responded: "Democrats are people. So are Muslims, immigrants, women, people with pre-existing conditions, and everyone else Trump is hurting."

Trump also criticized the news media, which he says is "out of control."

Trump and his brother, Donald Jr., are running the family company with their father in the White House.