You know that Donald Trump is having trouble coming up with criticisms when he starts making fun of a political opponent’s hand motions. However, that seems to be what the Trumps are going with as a criticism against Beto O’Rourke.
To add to that, they’re also back to their tried-and-true strategy of taking things far out of context and hoping their supporters won’t actually read a full quote and know they’re lying.
OMG. I couldn’t hear the stupidity through the hand motions, but for the record… NO those writing climate change proposals are not even a little bit like the heroes who stormed the beaches of Normandy. https://t.co/wucNfaHIGP
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 14, 2019
Beto O’Rourke, who announced his candidacy for the presidency on Thursday, does use his hands a lot when he talks. So, however, does Donald Trump.
Junior also criticized O’Rourke’s comparison of soldiers in Normandy to those writing policy on climate change. That wasn’t at all what O’Rourke said.
He compared climate change to Normandy as an existential threat. He talked about having the courage to fight for what’s right and to take on an enemy. He talked about dealing with a threat head-on without listening to critics. At no time did he say that writing climate change policy was the same as fighting in any war.
This will happen a lot between now and 2020. There will be plenty of insults. Trump may make a nickname for O’Rourke like he has every other Dem he faces in 2020. It might be something like Crazy Hands Beto. It will be exactly like every other criticism he offers: it will always be something that describes Trump himself.
Twitter was far from impressed with Junior’s attempt at a critique. Read some of their comments below:
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