Don Jr. Lashes Out Like A Maniac After Dad Hit With Criminal Charges


Donald Trump Jr. isn’t taking well to the news his father has been indicted in New York City, although that’s not exactly a shock, as he (unlike Ivanka) has remained politically engaged.

“The ruling party is trying to jail the opposition leader like a third world dictatorship!” he claimed. “It’s happening before your very eyes.” In reality, there is a longstanding precedent of ex-chief executives in generally democratic societies facing criminal prosecution should such a judicial process be settled upon. There is no apparent evidence of any kind of substantial coordination, at all, between the local prosecution team in Manhattan and the Democrats actually in charge of the country and more electorally relevant to Trump, meaning Biden and his team. Wouldn’t it be more concerning if an entire class of individuals — in this case, former presidents — could just avoid even the possibility of criminal charges, even if a case against these figures is provable?

Trump Jr. also restated some of the same allegations of attempted election interference long circulating among the former president’s defenders. Donald himself is the one who ensured any of this would be at all relevant to an election, since he announced he was running for president after investigations were already established. “This isn’t just the radical left weaponizing the government to target their political enemies, this is them weaponizing the government to interfere in the 2024 election to stop Trump,” Don Jr. claimed Thursday. “The only solution is to shove it down their throats and put him back in the White House!!!”

Trump Jr. also had other posts on Twitter covering similar ground, including the incredulous idea that the unfolding criminal prosecution of his father is somehow indicative of a broader conspiracy against political opponents of the Democrats. The problem is that Trump isn’t being prosecuted for his political statements or policy positions. He has been charged in connection to falsified business records prepared in connection with reimbursements for the guy who provided hush money for Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election. They’re not just going after anybody. They’re pursuing those who’ve done, well, that! You can pretend it’s a sham crime all you want, but falsifying business records is something that’s already been prosecuted, and at the federal level, the money already led to a campaign finance case against Michael Cohen for passing limits set for supporting campaigns for federal office.