“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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‘There’s Nothing I’m Giving Up’: Sean Spicer Works for Pro-Trump PAC and Will Not Curtail His Duties While on DWTS
Former Trump press secretary Sean Spicer will be a “star” on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars this season – much to the chagrin of many who expressed outrage this week – but what the announcement on “Good Morning America” didn’t mention is Spicer isn’t giving up his day job – not for a minute.
Spicer is the number three person at America First Action, a pro-Trump PAC headed by former Trump White House cabinet member Linda McMahon. He serves as the political action committee’s Senior Advisor and Spokesman. The organization claims America was “held hostage” by an Obama administration that “sold, piece by piece…our hopes, dreams and values.”
Spicer also runs his own political consulting firm called RigWil.
He will continue to perform his function as the face of both companies, and as he told The Hollywood Reporter he’s not giving up anything.
“There’s nothing I’m stopping or giving up,” Spicer said, noting that ABC is “well aware of my job and what my companies do.”
THR notes Spicer “says he’s not restricted from political activity during his time on Dancing With the Stars.”
Spicer says, “I hope it will be a politics-free zone.”
The new season starts in mid-September, which puts Spicer in the unique position of being able to fundraise and advocate in support of re-electing Trump while his mere presence on TV – he is remembered as the face of the Trump administration – will effectively be a free “plug” for the Trump campaign.
In related and similar news, Fox News today hired former Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders as a political contributor.
Top Trump Evangelical Advisor: Make Kids Scared of Jesus, Reject Abortion and Evolution to End Mass Shootings
During an appearance on Fox News this Thursday alongside Ethan Bearman of Left Coast News, megachurch pastor and Trump evangelical advisor Robert Jeffress pushed back against skepticism over the “thoughts and prayers” response to mass shootings commonly echoed by religious conservatives, saying that the solution lies in teaching children that God will hold them accountable for their actions.
In the segment which he shared on the YouTube channel for his church, Jeffress argued against the claim that evangelicals aren’t willing to find real-world solutions to gun violence, but added that “if we depend upon legislation alone to solve the gun problem, we’re going to be sadly disappointed.”
Speaking to Fox News host Shannon Bream, Jeffress, who is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, said “there is a spiritual component” to gun violence that should be addressed “not in place of legislation, but certainly alongside any proposed legislation.”
Bream then mentioned a recent op-ed by former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who argued that mass shootings are “never going to end” unless America has a “reawakening of morality and values.”
Bearman responded that if that were the case, Western Europe, which is much more secular than the U.S., “would be suffering from far worse mass shootings that we are suffering.”
“It’s important that we remember that these weapons will kill dozens more people in the time that it took Cain to beat Abel to death with a stone,” Bearman said. “We need to remove those weapons from people’s hands so we’re not killing so rapidly.”
Jeffress fired back, saying he’s “not arguing that we shouldn’t do anything.”
“I think we all understand that the Second Amendment has limits to it, just like the First Amendment with free speech does,” he continued. “We don’t believe everybody has a right to have a nuclear weapon. We don’t believe that four-year-olds ought to have guns. I’m not arguing against legislation, but I’m saying that one thing we can do is to quit this devaluation of human life in our society that is seen by the glorification of violence in our culture, by the mass slaughter of a whole class of citizens — the unborn, by teaching our children that they’re nothing but an evolutionary accident instead of teaching our children that they are created by God, they are of value to God, and they are accountable to God for their actions.”
Watch the video below:
RNC Chairwoman Mocked for Attacking ‘Latest SDNY Fishing Expedition’ Into Trump – Which Does Not Exist
‘Never Seems to Know What She’s Talking About’
Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican Party (RNC) is getting mocked on social media for one of her seemingly relentless tweets supporting President Donald Trump. Daily, if not hourly, McDaniel acts as Trump’s press agent, both praising and defending him.
On Tuesday she posted a tweet exposing just how little she knows.
The latest SDNY fishing expedition is another example of blue-state liberal prosecutors carrying out their vendetta against @realDonaldTrump.
Let’s be clear: These are investigations in search of a crime – and their harassment has gone on for far too long.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) March 12, 2019
There is no “latest SDNY fishing expedition,” also known as an investigation. Aside from her contempt for the rule of law, McDaniel doesn’t understand there are federal prosecutors, appointed by President Trump – which is SDNY, the Southern District of New York – and state prosecutors, elected by the voters.
McDaniel clearly has mixed up the two.
Letitia James, the Attorney General of the State of New York, this week opened an investigation into the Trump Organization. She’s subpoenaed two banks that work with Donald Trump, and is focusing on four major Trump projects, and his failed attempt to buy the Buffalo Bills football team.
It’s not a “fishing expedition.” It’s a legitimate investigation.
McDaniel’s ignorance is confirmed by Preet Bharara, the former head of the SDNY, also known as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York:
This person @GOPChairwoman never seems to know what she’s talking about, does she? Like, for example, that SDNY is not NYAG. At least she’s not weighing in on the complexity of airplanes. https://t.co/E5wDUxiDZM
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) March 12, 2019
A former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama:
Raise your hand if you know who appoints the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York?
Here’s a hint: he’s a man who made you change your name and hand over your dignity? https://t.co/4roE7CN02b
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) March 13, 2019
Here’s a law professor:
Chairwoman McDaniel, when corruption and signs of potential criminality are in plain sight, law enforcement follows the facts . . . looking the other way is not an option for honest people.
— Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) March 13, 2019
Here’s what some others are saying in response to McDaniel’s tweet:
Let’s be clear — it’s a federal office, whose head was appointed by Trump, and this pathetic tweet is the most groveling lapdog thing you’ve done since Trump made you drop the “Romney” from your name.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) March 13, 2019
SDNY is not conducting a “fishing expedition” it’s a “RICO investigation”
Mueller is not conducting a “witch hunt.” It’s an investigation into “treason,” “money laundering,” “obstruction of justice” and a whole lot more.
Why do you hate the rule of law? https://t.co/X8IC1EEMKS
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) March 13, 2019
I know this is a tired observation by now, but it’s so jarring that the party of Blue Lives Matter and Respect The Troops is all-in on telling the whole country that the entire federal law enforcement and intelligence apparatus is crooked and conspiring against the president. https://t.co/eKDKP0j7ha
— Jeffrey Young (@JeffYoung) March 13, 2019
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey Berman, was appointed by President Trump on April 25, 2018.
— Dave Hogg (@stareagle) March 13, 2019
Um, Ronna, SDNY is still the Feds, not the state level. There’s still LOTS of indictments in process to be filed under seal.
The NY AG is the state level.
RICO convictions there are pardon proof.
You’re judged by the company you keep. Careful how close you stand to Trump.
— Veronica Phillips (@RoniPhillips) March 13, 2019
This is an interesting characterization of the federal prosecutors in New York who work for <double-checks> President Trump. https://t.co/k2XgpW1VRD
— Brad Heath (@bradheath) March 13, 2019
THREE of your party’s most recent finance chairs either had to step down in scandal or are going to prison.
I mean ffs, give it up already. Borrow some dignity. https://t.co/F76kNfbZsM
— Hunter (@HunterDK) March 13, 2019
Like five minutes ago you’d hailed the SDNY for having proven Michael Cohen is a criminal. What happened, did you suddenly remember you’d made Cohen your #2 finance guy? https://t.co/2JtJTCTzoz
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) March 13, 2019
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