Donald Trump, Jr., whose job is apparently saying the nastiest things he can on Twitter that would bring his father more negative press than he can scream about, has been a staunch defender of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. He’s so supportive of putting an accused sexual abuser on the Supreme Court that he even threw his own little girls under the bus, saying that he worries more about his sons being falsely accused than his daughters being violated when it comes to sexual assault allegations.
On Tuesday, Junior went on a rant about the current accusations against Kavanaugh. Although he tried to play the stories coming out from Kavanaugh’s former classmates and friends as just the left playing dirty politics over unimportant charges, he missed the point, as usual, and probably deliberately.
No one really cares whether or not a SCOTUS nominee drank a few more beers than he should have in high school or college. No one cares whether he was involved in a drunken altercation in a bar as a very young man. As it turns out, though, perjury does matter. Junior knows this; it’s why his father refuses to testify under oath in front of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Kavanaugh’s drinking wouldn’t matter at all if he hadn’t lied under oath about it. He lied in order to cover the fact that he had drank to the point of not being able to remember things that happened during the times he’s accused of sexual assault. His bar fight doesn’t really matter. It does matter that he told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he never got aggressive while drinking during those days.
Junior’s accusations against the left are all the more hypocritical coming from the son of a man who accused his predecessor of lying about a birth certificate, working with terrorists to destroy the United States from within, “tapping” his “wires,” and all without a shred of proof or evidence. No matter how many times those allegations are shot down, Trump just doubles down.
Now Junior wants to talk about dirty politics?
Twitter wasn’t having it, either. See some of their comments below:
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