'Are You Channeling Eric?'
Donald Trump Jr. applauded Tucker Carlson’s non-apology after audio recordings of his disgustingly sexist past comments were revealed, and other social media users pounded the president’s son.
Media Matters released recordings of Carlson’s remarks to the “Bubba the Love Sponge” radio show, where the Fox News host used vulgar language to mock women and defend statutory rape.
Carlson refused to apologize for “saying something naughty,” and demanded that his critics come onto his nightly Fox News program for a debate.
“Rather than express the usual ritual contrition, how about this,” Carlson said in a statement. “I’m on television every weeknight live for an hour. If you want to know what I think, you can watch. Anyone who disagrees with my views is welcome to come on and explain why.”
Trump Jr. was impressed by Carlson’s response.
“This is how to handle the outrage mob,” tweeted the president’s son. “Remember, even the most sincere apology means nothing to them. They want to break and ruin you. That’s their end goal.”
This is how to handle the outrage mob. Remember, even the most sincere apology means nothing to them. They want to break and ruin you. That’s their end goal. https://t.co/gngwi5EKy4
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 11, 2019
Many Twitter users, however, were not impressed.
Just when I thought you couldn’t go lower, congratulations!
— Cindy Martin (@cindylou121665) March 11, 2019
How dare they directly quote Tucker Carlson? It's absurd I tell you. I never!
— Adam Meacham (@adammeacham1984) March 11, 2019
Way to stand up for the guy standing up for child rape. Maybe you should try to explaining that to your kids. Or anyone. With any decency at all.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) March 11, 2019
The phrase "sincere apology" doesn't square with the name "Tucker Carlson" any better than the word "intelligence" does with the name "Trump".
— KVD (@KevinDesRoches1) March 11, 2019
Wow you really think it’s smart to weigh in on this issue? Are you channeling Eric? 😅
— Laurie L (@llorenz1) March 11, 2019
“Even the most sincere apology” lol
It’s as if there was that one time time he tried being sincere and no one believed him.
— Wondercarrot (@Wondercarrott) March 11, 2019
I believe what is happening is people like you are being exposed for who the really are. He got caught. Those words came out of his mouth. So any idea when you're getting indicted.
— LiveLoveLaugh (@LouLouNCowboy) March 11, 2019
How does Carlson plan to fit, say, 50 million people not only into his schedule, but his studio…? Just checking.. After all he Does invite anybody who disagrees with him to pop by…
— James Dosto (@JamesDosto) March 11, 2019
Any adult who uses the word “naughty” in their apology is not taking responsibility for their action.
— Don’t call me sweetie, sweetheart, honey (@category_not) March 11, 2019
Said someone who doesn’t apologize 😂😂
— Misshellca (@misshellca) March 11, 2019
Do you see an apology here Jr? I must be missing it!
— Mike Nolan (@mnolan49) March 11, 2019
Didn’t see this response coming…
the party of personal responsibility re: one’s own words.
When you’re a star…..you can do/say anything.
The GOP is grossly & overtly perverse.
— Bonzai (@BonzaiO69) March 11, 2019
Remember your are a Trump. You do not believe in apologies.
— John Osso (@JohnOsso) March 11, 2019
You and your pals have an appalling sense of what's "naughty."
— Lisa Wilkinson (@wilkinstern) March 11, 2019
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