For some reason, Donald Trump’s oldest son was a keynote speaker on the first night of the Republican National Convention. He doesn’t seem to have done much since his father was elected other than promote his father, himself, and his family’s business, all of which he does around a busy schedule of Twitter trolling, but somehow he’s the best the Republican Party could come up with on their opening night.
MAJOR BREAKING NEWS (THE NEW YORK TIMES): Whatever He Says on Stage at the RNC This Week, Donald Trump Jr. Has Told Confidants That His Father Is Going to Lose; Trump Jr. Further Believes That His Family Is Facing "Federal Prosecutions" Post-Election https://t.co/ZwaMUNPxog
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) August 24, 2020
Trump’s oldest son spent his time criticizing Democrats as radicals, Communists, dictators, and lawlessness. He then laughably insisted that “our party is open to everyone” just moments after talking about all the people in the United States who are disdained by their party, the “radical Left” that seems to include the entire Democratic Party.
NEW: Trump Jr. appeared at one of Bannon's "We Build the Wall" events with neo-Nazi collaborator Jack Posobiec.
Posobiec described Trump Jr. as being "redpilled AF" in private messages, referring to him sharing a link from a Holocaust denier's website: https://t.co/r7GVVSXMPa
— Michael Edison Hayden (@MichaelEHayden) August 24, 2020
Junior didn’t miss his chance to tell voters that protesters are coming to destroy their cities and burn down their businesses, decrying the movement toward black equality by saying that “every American must be free to live without the fear of violence.” Not only does he not seem to understand that that’s exactly what the movement known as Black Lives Matter is about, his speech followed a couple’s who waved guns at peaceful protesters.
Maddow: One the prime speaking slots tonight will be the President’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. We had been expecting him to give one of the few live addresses tonight, most everything else is taped. We just found out his address is going to be on tape as well. pic.twitter.com/inQjG0NXaz
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 25, 2020
It wouldn’t be a Trump Jr. speech without the racist rhetoric, and he pulled both “Beijing Biden” and fear mongering around Biden’s plan to “bring in more immigrants” out of his hat. He sneered about Obama and Biden’s slow economic growth while the unemployment rate stands at its highest since the Great Depression. The son of a billionaire who appointed other billionaires to high-powered positions with no experience said that “Joe Biden is the Loch Ness Monster of the swamp” who rears his head every few years to run for president but doesn’t do much more.
Junior must have missed the 40-plus years Biden spent in the Senate and the eight years he served as Vice President.
For video of the entire Republican National Convention, see below:
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