To borrow from one Twitter commenter, talk about daddy issues.
If one ever wondered what Donald Trump was like when he was younger, look no farther than the aptly named Donald Trump Jr., who has been tasked by his father, alongside his brother Eric, to oversee the family businesses while the elder Donald is in the White House.
Following the logic of this arrangement, which is to keep the Trump family businesses out of politics, Donald Trump Jr. should stay away from politics. However, somewhat unsurprisingly, Trump Jr. has done no such thing.
Trump Jr. took to Twitter on Saturday to address news reports that noted that a number of leaders of NATO member countries appeared to snicker in the middle of President Trump’s remarks at a NATO summit. In those remarks, Trump brought up one of his long favorite talking points; namely, that NATO leaders should pay more than they do at present for the alliance’s upkeep.
As the New York Times explains, however, there is, quite simply, no basis for Trump to claim that the NATO countries who don’t pay as much as he feels they should must change the way that they pay up to NATO. The amounts of cash that he claims countries should be paying are based off a basically peripheral guideline, and the alliance gets along just fine without Trump’s meddling.
The original news story that Trump Jr. commented on on Twitter, from Fox, reads: “Leaders Appear to Snicker as Trump Calls on NATO Allies to Pay Their ‘Fair Share.'”
Trump Jr.’s rather stunningly, childishly confrontational comment says, “They laughed more when they didn’t have to pay. Be as snide as you want but you’re going to finally pay your share. The free ride is over!”
What are you even talking about, Trump Jr.
Check out some of the best replies to this tweet that makes an issue where there’s literally not one below.