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Says Eric Trump said, "The president should be able to choose governors, senators, and congressmen, just like our founders meant it to be. The only election should be for president."

Viral image on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 in a Facebook post

No, Eric Trump didn't say only the president should have an election

This Facebook post wrongly claims that only the president should have an election.

It’s no surprise that Eric Trump supports his father, but does he think Donald Trump should have the authority to appoint state and local representatives?

"The president should be able to choose governors, senators, and congressmen, just like our founders meant it to be," reads the text next to a picture of the president’s son that was published on Facebook on Feb. 13, 2019. "The only election should be for president."

This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)

The post claims Eric Trump made the comments on Fox News on Nov. 5, 2018. But we couldn’t find any credible evidence that he actually said this.

He did appear on Fox & Friends on Nov. 6, and declared that though his dad wasn’t on the ballot that election day, Republicans should get out and vote for other races.

"If Republicans and Trump supporters get out there today, we win," he said. "Go vote."

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Eric Trump said, "The president should be able to choose governors, senators, and congressmen, just like our founders meant it to be. The only election should be for president."
Wednesday, February 13, 2019