Donald Trump Jr.’s Latest Tweet Proves He’s the Most Tone-Deaf Celebrity on Social Media
When it comes to Donald Trump and his oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. They’re both avid users of Twitter to speak their minds, but often times, they just come across as completely ignorant.
Trump Jr. can’t seem to stop making us cringe with his downright offensive or oblivious comments. Here are his most absurd moments on Twitter, from his insensitive tweet about sexual misconduct (No. 3) to one of his latest tweets that proves he’s the most tone-deaf celebrity on social media (No. 1).
7. A ‘lesson’ on socialism
Trump Jr. was clearly trying to impress Twitter with his “lesson” on socialism for his daughter. On Halloween 2017, he shared the photo above and tweeted, “I’m going to take half of Chloe’s candy tonight & give it to some kid who sat at home. It’s never to [sic] early to teach her about socialism.”
Of course, many Twitter users weren’t impressed. One wrote, “My man, ‘socialism’ was her getting that free candy in the first place. You taking half for reasons she can’t understand is capitalism.”
Next: Trump Jr. should probably proofread his own tweets first.
6. Bullying over typos
Trump Jr. isn’t a stranger to making spelling or grammar mistakes on Twitter. However, that hasn’t stopped him from slamming others who might have made a typo.
In a hilarious turn of events, Trump Jr. made his own spelling mistake while correcting someone else’s grammar in 2012: “its [sic] YOU’RE you fricken moron. Graduate first grade or learn basic grammar before mocking others. Idiot!”
Next: He made this offensive comparison.
5. Comparing refugees to poisoned Skittles
Trump Jr. thought he was making a great point in justifying his father’s immigration ban proposal, but instead, he came across as completely tone-deaf and offensive.
Along with a photo of a bowl of Skittles, the post read, “If I had a bowl of Skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem.”
The Skittles brand, of course, wanted nothing to do with the comparison. “Skittles are candy. Refugees are people. We don’t think it’s an appropriate analogy,” they said in a statement.
Next: He clearly didn’t read into the message of this article.
4. Criticizing the London mayor
Just after a terrorist attack in London in March 2017, Trump Jr. shared his thoughts on Twitter. He posted an article from September 2016, with a headline that read, “Sadiq Khan: London mayor says being prepared for terror attacks ‘part and parcel’ of living in a major city.”
Trump Jr. condemned, “You have to be kidding me?!: Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan.”Many criticized him for reading the headline out of context. As AOL pointed out, the article was “part of a larger statement about the importance of vigilance, not an order to become complacent with terror.”
Twitter users were quick to label Trump Jr.’s tweet as tone-deaf. One wrote, “Is this helpful @DonaldJTrumpJr? Did you even read the article before goading London’s Mayor during a live incident?” Another critiqued, “how DARE you post this as if he said it today.”
Next: His comments are seriously hypocritical.
3. Condemning Eric Schneiderman, but not his father
In May 2018, Eric Schneiderman resigned from being the New York Attorney General after four women accused him of abuse and assault. Schneiderman made a name for himself as a liberal Democrat who became a prominent voice in the #MeToo movement, and even took legal action against Harvey Weinstein, according to the New Yorker.
Trump Jr. immediately took to Twitter to gloat. He posted a series of tweets, one of which read, “This didn’t age well,” along with a retweet of Schneiderman: “Sexual assault survivors, what happened to you is unconscionable. We have your back and we are fighting for you.”
As Trump Jr. condemned Schneiderman, his lack of acknowledgement of the accusations made against his own father became glaringly obvious. According to USA Today, “At least 19 women have come forward with allegations about their [sexual] interactions with the president” — many of which were allegedly non-consensual.
Next: You won’t believe he tweeted this.
2. His hypothetical question
Trump Jr. has touched upon sexual harassment on more than one occasion, and each time it came across as completely ridiculous. In February 2018, Stephen Colbert found one of Trump Jr.’s most cringeworthy tweets: “Hypothetical question? Can my 2 year old get in trouble 4 sexual harassment for asking his teacher to come to his place naked after school?”
Colbert schooled him in his response, “Non-hypothetical question: Are you insane?”
Next: His latest tweet was completely tone-deaf.
1. Misuse of #MeToo
On May 2, 2018, Trump Jr. tweeted, “#metoo” — but for all the wrong reasons. #MeToo stands for a movement against sexual assault, which is reserved for use only by survivors of abuse and to help remove the surrounding stigma.
Trump Jr., instead, used the hashtag in response to a tweet regarding “conservative commentator Candace Owens and black approval for his father. Male black approval, at that,” according to Yahoo Lifestyle.
Twitter users immediately condemned his tone-deaf use of the hashtag. One wrote, “Please stop using that hashtag. You’re mocking every single person who has been victimized. No wonder your wife left u.”
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