“Cancer isn’t a joke and wanting to cure cancer isn’t a punchline,” was one of many criticisms leveled against the president’s son.
Donald Trump Jr. was part of the opening act for President Donald Trump‘s re-election campaign launch Tuesday night. During the warm-up to the President’s official announcement, Don Jr. mocked former Vice President Joe Biden for saying if he is elected President he will cure cancer.
“I’ve worked so hard in my career that, I promise you, if I’m elected president, you’re going to see the single most important thing that changes America: We’re going to cure cancer,” Biden told supporters earlier this month.
As Vice President he was in charge of the Obama administration’s “Cancer Moonshot,” a focused effort to cure the disease. It was an initiative created after Biden lost his own son, Beau Biden, to brain cancer n 2015. Beau was 46 when he died, the eldest child of the former Vice President’s first marriage. Joe Biden’s first wife and one-year old daughter were killed in a car accident while Christmas shopping, weeks after he had first been elected to the U.S. Senate.
Tuesday night, Donald Trump Jr. took to the stage, mocking Joe Biden.
“I hear brilliant guys like Joe Biden,” the President’s son said of the current Democratic frontrunner. “‘Government has failed you.’ Usually, as he’s groping someone,” Trump Jr. said, according to Fox News.
(Joe Biden has never been credibly accused of actually groping anyone, but President Trump has bragged about doing it.)
“If government failed you, maybe you’re the problem, Joe Biden.”
“There’s something off with that guy,” Trump Jr. continued. “What was the good one last week? Remember? Joe Biden comes out, ‘Well, if you elect me president, I’m going to cure cancer.’ Wow, why the hell didn’t you do that over the last 50 years, Joe?”
Donald Trump Jr.: “Joe Biden comes out. ‘Well, if you elect me president, I’m going to cure cancer.’ Wow. Why the hell didn’t you do that over the last 50 years, Joe?” #TrumpRallyOrlando https://t.co/FVgzrF3y67 pic.twitter.com/wa7TI9wo8H
— The Hill (@thehill) June 19, 2019
Literally minutes later, Jr.’s father promised he will cure cancer.
In this single clip, Trump promises to cure cancer, AIDS, and “lay the foundation” for a Mars landing — all in his second term pic.twitter.com/aLZqbx2p3N
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 19, 2019
On social media many were stunned and flabbergasted at the cruelty of the President’s son – and the president’s supporters, who were lapping up mocking a man over losing his son to cancer.
Senator Angus King (I-ME) weighed in:
“I mean, I’m not usually at a loss for words. But I am on that one. That’s outrageous,” @SenAngusKing says in reaction to Donald Trump Jr. attacking former Vice President Joe Biden for not curing cancer. https://t.co/QN2nLs2zZA pic.twitter.com/6zwxN9Wbgc
— New Day (@NewDay) June 19, 2019
Shame on this weisel for mentioning cancer. Joe Biden’s son died of brain cancer. He was a major in the army which is more than Don Jr. will ever accomplish. If he ever had to serve he would probably wet his pants.#TrumpRallyOrlando
— Bell (@BellSchmid) June 19, 2019
Trump just said he will cure cancer. After his son made fun of Biden for saying it. Nothing matters.
— Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) June 19, 2019
No matter how you feel about Joe Biden, lets not forget he lost a son to cancer, and Donald Trump Jr is a piece of shit for going there. https://t.co/OMBRKkeXka
— Alec (@alecwriter120) June 19, 2019
Fuck YOU Donnie Trump jr. Cancer isn’t a joke and wanting to cure cancer isn’t a punchline. If you’ve ever watched someone you love suffer and die from this horrific disease, you would know that only a hateful little shit would belittle someone for wanting to cure cancer.
— DejaBlu (@KidKnapt) June 19, 2019
Excuse my language, Don Jr. @DonaldJTrumpJr is a piece of shit. Mocking someone who lost his son to cancer for wanting to work to cure cancer is too cynical.
— Tosin Ash.🛡 (@Tosyneno) June 19, 2019
Don jr. talking about Joe Biden efforts to cure cancer reminded me of this classic Trump story about stiffing a kids cancer charity while pretending he was a big donor. Keep America Great by turfing the ass in the White House. https://t.co/escZ9mJeDC
— Steve Redmond (@sjredmond) June 19, 2019
Trump Jr. mocks Biden’s pledge to cure cancer https://t.co/7JpQouKegg
— Shadowfranz (@shadowfranz) June 19, 2019
I watched my mother die from the disease cancer of which there is currently no cure. You jr Knew your words would wreak harm. But your a privilege white boy who has never cared about anything. But WORDS said oft turn on the one who spoke them and Cancer doesn’t care who you are.
— celset (@celset2) June 19, 2019
A new low for the Trump family. Another family member who knows nothing about empathy. Trump Jr.: Why didn’t you cure cancer decades ago, Joe? – CNN Politics https://t.co/eATqWYKZK8
— ShirlHerbert (@ShirlHerbert) June 19, 2019
Donald Jr. : Can you believe Biden said that if he gets elected, he’ll cure cancer?
(Reminder: Bidens son Beau died from cancer).
Donald Sr., same stage, following Don Jr. : If I’m re-elected I’ll cure cancer…
— EliseV (@EliseViksaas) June 19, 2019
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Melania Trump Monetizes ‘Be Best’ in Blockchain-Based Cryptocurrency NFT Art Scheme
Melania Trump has found a way to monetize her time in the White House. The former first lady has launched a blockchain-based cryptocurrency NFT (non-fungible token) art sale in coordination with French artist Marc-Antoine Coulon. She is selling them via Parler, the social media platform that is home to countless white supremacists, white nationalists, and other far-right extremists. The Southern Poverty Law Center reports Parler was “a haven for recruitment and promotion for the Jan. 6 pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol building.”
In a statement on Parler, Melania Trump says she is “excited for this new venture.” It claims a “portion of the proceeds…will assist children aging out of the foster care system,” but does not describe the “venture” as a non-profit, nor does it say how much of the funds raised will go to help children.
“Melania Trump is pleased to announce the Melania Trump non-fungible token (NFT) platform, which will release NFTs in regular intervals exclusively on MelaniaTrump.com. The first NFT, entitled ‘Melania’s Vision’ will be available to purchase for a limited period between December 16 and December 31, 2021,” the statement reads.
As of this writing the melaniatrump.com domain is offline.
“I am proud to announce my new NFT endeavor, which embodies my passion for the arts, and will support my ongoing commitment to children through my Be Best initiative. Through this new technology-based platform, we will provide children computer science skills, including programming and software development, to thrive after they age out of the foster community.”
“A portion of the proceeds from the Melania Trump NFT collection will assist children aging out of the foster care system by way of economic empowerment and with expanded access to resources needed to excel in the fields of computer science and technology,” the statement concludes. “The Melania Trump FT platform utilizes the Solan blockchain protocol; and will accept both the SOL cryptocurrency and credit card payments through MoonPay. Parler is powering the platform.”
Noting Trump’s entrance into the NFT world, Bloomberg News adds, “NFTs became hot this year, with celebrities, sports teams and artists trying to get into the action, and the likes of Ripple and Paris Hilton backing efforts to move the space forward.”
She also posted the statement to Twitter:
Excited for this new venture, which combines my passion for art and commitment to helping our Nation’s children fulfill their own unique American Dream. #MelaniaNFT https://t.co/XJN18tMllg pic.twitter.com/wMpmDDsQdp
— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) December 16, 2021
Trump’s ‘Save America’ PAC Raised $75 Million This Year as He Lies About the Election – Cash Pays for His Travel: Report
Donald Trump, the erroneously embittered one term former U.S. president has raised $75 million this year through his “Save America” leadership PAC by lying about the 2020 election, an election he and his supporters, surrogates, and allies falsely claim was “stolen.” The funds, collected the PAC, can be spent in a wide variety of ways, including to pay for the flailing Arizona recount, or similar efforts in other states, but according to The Washington Post Trump’s PAC has not spent a dime on those efforts.
“Instead, the Save America leadership PAC — which has few limits on how it can spend its money — has paid for some of the former president’s travel, legal costs and staff, along with other expenses, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of the anonymity to describe the group’s inner workings. The PAC has held onto much of its cash,” The Post reports.
“Even as he assiduously tracks attempts by his allies to cast doubt on the integrity of last year’s election, Trump has been uninterested in personally bankrolling the efforts, relying on an array of other entities and supporters to fund the endeavors, they said.”
Commenting on the report, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow mocked the former president on Twitter, saying, “So he’s, like, living off the STOP THE STEAL money?”
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Politico’s Sam Stein posted this text from the joint Trump-RNC fundraising committee:
How you know this is a unserious lawsuit: Trump is already fundraising off of it pic.twitter.com/Njq8VqHAdB
— Sam Stein (@samstein) July 7, 2021
The New York Times’ Nick Corasaniti posted these screenshots from the Trump/RNC fundraising organization:
And there it is: Trump fundraising appeal off his lawsuit already out pic.twitter.com/4KUaokjezH
— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) July 7, 2021
“Trump’s baseless Big Tech lawsuit is all about fundraising,” the tech and culture website Mashable reports. “Keep on grifting.”
“After Trump filed federal lawsuits against Google, Twitter, and Facebook for allegedly violating the First Amendment by banning or suspending him from their platforms, the NRCC and NRSC, the fundraising arms of the House and Senate GOP respectively, each sent out text alerts,” Forbes reports. “‘IT HAPPENED,’ said the NRSC – which, along with the NRCC, has spent months hyping Trump’s plans to start his own social media site – adding, ‘Trump announced he is fighting CENSORSHIP by SUING Big Tech companies.'”
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