Former Fox News host Eric Bolling gave an interview to Morning Joe on Wednesday in order to talk about how he’s been holding up ever since his son’s tragic death.
Eric Chase died of a drug overdose last year, and his father joined MSNBC before heading to the the White House to meet with President Trump‘s opioid epidemic commission. Bolling got emotional as he told Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski about how painful the loss was for his family, and how touched he was by the outpouring of sympathy he received.
“It was a complete, devastating shock to us. Adrian spilled out onto the road. I picked her up and we sat on the curb for a while and your mind goes to a place that I can’t explain…Immediately we were in major, major depression. We didn’t know what to do.”
Bolling also gave thanks for the “overwhelming” condolence calls he got from Scarborough, Trump and many others after his son’s death became public knowledge. From there, he and the Morning Joe hosts launched into a discussion about the death toll drugs take on college campuses, and the importance of parents talking about this issue with their children.
Bolling continued the conversation with Dr. Dave Campbell, a National Guard surgeon, and they bounced ideas back and forth about various possibilities for combatting national drug addiction. The former Fox host applauded Trump for his focus on the matter, saying “he cares about this issue…The guy has empathy and compassion for this.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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