Sure, Donald Trump is known for his tweets, but did you know that he’s not the only one in his immediate family to routinely make a fool of himself on Twitter? Donald Trump Jr. does the same thing.
Trump Jr., who is, mind you, not supposed to have any part of the presidential administration because of his role in administrating his dad’s businesses, uses his 1.52 million follower strong Twitter account to function as a mouthpiece for some of the most ridiculous interests backing his father’s rule.
One of his most recent retweets, for example, is from the prominent conservative personality Bill Mitchell. When Mitchell first rose to prominence, some suggested that his Twitter account wasn’t even real, seeing as the tone of his tweets was and is so absolutely ridiculous. (More recently, Mitchell’s almost ridiculously optimistic comments have earned him the suggestion of that he should take over the role of White House Press Secretary from Sean Spicer.)
The tweet of his that Trump Jr. recently retweeted is no exception to the ridiculousness, reading, “Trump is keeping his campaign promises, plus a few he didn’t even specifically make, like becoming leader of the free world in one day.”
What Mitchell seems to be doing here is agreeing with the widespread “praise” that Trump earned for carrying out a strike on a Syrian government airfield. Many people said that Trump’s actions meant that he had “become president.” There is a trace of irony in Mitchell’s comment; at the very least, it’s an example of a definitely warped sense of “humor” and what is wrong and right in the world.
Other tweets from Trump Jr. aren’t any better.
The other day, he tweeted an image of himself wearing a bright green shirt that says “VERY FAKE NEWS.” He captioned the photo by writing, “I’m going to have to buy 5-10,000 of these to pass around to our buddies in the
#MSM. In the meantime I’ll model it for them.”
Check it out below.