President Donald Trump’s namesake child made a controversial decision on Saturday to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by reminding the world of one of his father’s most offensive tweets.
Donald Trump, Jr. on Saturday praised what he claimed was “perhaps the greatest tweet of all time,” to remind his Twitter followers of the two-year anniversary of Trump’s taco bowl tribute to Hispanics.
Trump’s 2016 taco bowl tweet was widely condemned at the time, a fact junior was reminded of after he dredged the issue up.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2016
Here are some of the best responses:
The greatest tweet of all time? Man you’re an idiot.
— John Melendez (@stutteringjohnm) May 5, 2018
You and your dad (.@realDonaldTrump “) are an insult to not only my race but all of them. Does he (or you) even know what Cinco de Mayo is and what it’s about? I’ll tell you one thing for sure, it’s not about no damm taco bowl.
— Rafael Jr. (@chibearfan74_jr) May 5, 2018
That’s strange. You and your Dad are LITERALLY the only ones who’ve said that. Various critics say your guac is soupy and flavorless, your salsa is the same, your lettuce is wilted – there are no components in this bowl that ANYBODY likes. https://t.co/MJY0Ty039i
— Nameless Cynic (@NamelessCynic) May 5, 2018
This is the dumbest tweet I’ve ever seen. So because he eats a taco once in a while, with ingredients probably shipped from China, cooked by a chef who’s definitely not Hispanic, that taco is suppose to forgive his attacks on minorities everywhere?
— Dan Bringhurst (@DanBringhurst) May 5, 2018
Doing some Saturday morning trolling, Junior? Don’t you have some divorce business to tend to?
— IndyR (@IndyR58) May 5, 2018
Junior. No matter how hard you try I’ll always like Ivanka more.
— President David Dennison (@RealPrzDennison) May 5, 2018
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Booker posted the email on social media:
“Racial left opponent?”
Rand Paul can’t see the people of Kentucky. And he clearly can’t see past the color of my skin. pic.twitter.com/A1RM5wIvAt
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