Donald Trump is a terrible father. For the proof of that, one need look no further than the oafish, cruel children he’s managed to raise. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are barely functioning homunculi of their father and Ivanka Trump—while not as obviously dimwitted as her brothers—is a walking monument to nepotism and incompetence.
It’s hardly surprising that Donald Trump, a man who has never shown any empathy for anyone other than himself, would end up being an utterly dismal parent. One can scarcely imagine a scenario in which a credibly accused rapist, lifelong conman, and avowed racist would have any real interest in raising good children. With that in mind, one must take the president’s justifications for a likely-soon-to-be-law ban on flavored e-cigarettes with a grain of salt.
The Trump administration announced today that the FDA plans to force flavored e-cigarette companies to stop selling their products in stores, ostensibly over health-related risks. Addressing the planned regulations today, President Trump claimed that he and First Lady Melania were in favor of restricting these particular smoking products because of the negative health effects they bring, particularly for children.
The idea that Trump, who in the past was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl, actually cares about children is an assertion that falls apart after even a brief moment’s scrutiny. But the disingenuous concern he expressed today wasn’t even the most remarkable part of his e-cigarette comments.
At one point Trump was talking about First Lady Melania’s role in the new FDA measures and seemed to momentarily forget that Barron Trump is his son. He referred to his youngest child as Melania’s son, then quickly tried to correct course after realizing it sounded like he meant Barron was not also his son.
“That’s how the First Lady got involved. She’s got a son,” Trump explained. “Together, that’s a beautiful young man and she feels very strongly about it,” he added, seemingly remembering that the son in question shares his DNA.
The 13-year-old Barron is just a kid and deserves none of the ire or criticism that his vile older siblings have earned. He should be left alone to enjoy his childhood and hopefully grow up to be a far better man than his odious father. In fact, Trump seemingly forgetting that Barron is his son could be a good thing. The less he interacts with the boy, the less he’ll be able to negatively influence him and shape his personality.
Check out the clip below.
Trump indicates that his drive against vaping came at the behest of Melania. He then describes his son Barron in a very odd way.
"That's how the First Lady involved. She's got a son — together — that's a beautiful young man, & she feels very very strongly about it." pic.twitter.com/s5wNzUCSmj
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 11, 2019
Twitter quickly exploded with mockery of Trump.
Stop the voting — father of the year is locked up.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) September 11, 2019
"She's got a son"? WTAF who talks about their own kid this way?
— Mike Pesackis (@MikePesackis) September 11, 2019
"I just met Melanie's son Barron for the first time earlier today and I can tell you he's tremendous, just tremendous, so true, that I can tell you, believe me."
— Trumpy Trumpy (parody) (@outofcontroljb) September 11, 2019
— Gail Diane #voteblue 😷🌈🌈 (@galliummd) September 11, 2019
The odds Trump remembered HIS son Barron name pic.twitter.com/Z7ZuOPOJ9A
— Mr Brooklyn (@MrBrooklynB) September 11, 2019
SHE'S got a son? Something is very wrong w/you-Also, instead of your false concern over people who got ill or died vaping using a substance like THC oil which isn't meant for vaping, what about the kids you're still keeping in cages or those who have been shot by mass murderers?
— Passion4vr (@stopalready23) September 11, 2019
OMFG-TRUMP JUST DISAVOWED HIS OWN SON BARRON! ROFLMAO!
— Cheryl Gage (@dancer39532) September 11, 2019
Isnt this the son that he cheated with a porn star on while his wife was pregnant with him?
— Brenna… (@Brenna52216108) September 11, 2019
It’s only her son @realDonaldTrump ? Really? Who’s the father? First Lady is an embarrassment to the country
— brandy (@flowergirl1126) September 11, 2019