Attacks 'NY Elites'Â
Despite promising to stay away from politics so he could run his father's businesses,Â Donald Trump Jr. has done anything but. The President's eldest son nearly daily, like his father, takes to Twitter to attack liberals and Democrats.
Wednesday was no different.
The early morning shooting of a Republican Congressman, along with a congressional aide, a lobbyist, and two Capitol Hill police officers at a practice for a bipartisan charityÂ baseball game, was the act of an insane madman. It is exceptionally fortunate all are fully expected to survive.Â
ButÂ Donald Trump, Jr. saw it as an opportunity to give voice to his unbridled hatred of those on the left, the half of the country for which his father is also presidentÂ â€“ a fact they both have yet to grasp.
Less than two hours after the first shot rang out at the Alexandria, Virginia baseball field, a little-known right-wing pundit posted this inane tweet:
Events like today are EXACTLY why we took issue with NY elites glorifying the assassination of our Presidentâ€” Harlan Z. Hill (@Harlan) June 14, 2017
Twelve minutes later, Donald Trump, Jr. echoed that sentiment, retweeting it and commenting, "this."
The Washington Post's Herman Wong reported on Trump's tweet, noting famous New York Times White House reporter Glenn Thrush had highlighted the President'sÂ son's tweet:
I guess we have our answer to the question: who will be the first to politicize this? https://t.co/NprRsB8Jrdâ€” Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) June 14, 2017
"Though television personality Harlan Z. Hill didnâ€™t point to specific examples, within the last month two artistic works have drawn criticism for imagined violence against Trump," Wong wrote. "In May,Â comedian Kathy GriffinÂ apologizedÂ for a photo where she held a mask of a bloody, severed Trump head after a major backlash where CNN cut ties with her. More recently, aÂ production of Shakespeareâ€™s 'Julius Caesar'Â depicted aÂ Trump-like figure who was assassinated."
Trump Jr. had already (and ignorantly) previously attacked the "Julius Caesar" production:
The irony of the millionaire son of a New York City billionaire real estate magnate who is now president attacking "NY elites" cannot be understated. It should also be noted anyone who claims the "Julius Caesar" production is "glorifying the assassination of our President" should probably see it first, learn a bit about its historyÂ â€“ and read the play before speaking and embarrassing themselves.
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