We’re in the final days of the election cycle and the Trump campaign has run dry on ammunition to lob at Joe Biden. President Trump has no accomplishments to stand on and no real lines of attack on the accomplished former vice president.
When it comes to the issues, Biden beats Trump handily on everything from healthcare to national security. Biden is offering an agenda that prioritizes the welfare and safety of the American people while Trump has no interest in benefitting anyone but his own family and his plutocratic backers.
Since they have no convincing way to go after Biden himself, the Republicans have decided to instead attack his family, targeting his son Hunter with a shameful smear campaign. With disgraced former mayor turned hatchetman for Trump Rudy Giuliani leading the charge, the GOP has concocted an opaque and convoluted conspiracy theory that alleges some kind of corrupt business dealings conducted by Hunter in Ukraine or maybe China. The entire fabricated narrative reeks of desperation and seems unlikely to convince anyone who wasn’t already a dyed-in-the-wool MAGAhead.
Ironically, Donald Trump Jr. is one of the most outspoken peddlers of the Hunter Biden aspersions. Today, the buffoonish First Son claimed on Twitter that his father gave him an “opportunity” but that he had to “work” his way up the company.
“Joe gave his son China,” he added, conjuring up the absurd image of Joe Biden handing Hunter the 3.7 million square mile Sino-juggernaut to Hunter on a silver platter. Tellingly, he didn’t provide any evidence or details with his accusation.
You read that right. Donald Trump Junior, a man whose entire public platform and career are results of the most toxic, blatant nepotism imaginable is accusing someone else of benefitting from family connections. Were it not for his father, nobody on this planet would know who Don Jr. was and those who did would likely steer clear of him. Everything he has he owes to his father who in turn owes his entire criminal empire to his father.
The hypocrisy could not be any more obvious and Twitter was quick to unleash a savage barrage of mockery on the First Son.
My father gave me an opportunity to work my way up in his company. Joe gave his son China.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 22, 2020
His entry level job in the Trump organization was “Executive Vice President for Development and Acquisitions.” He was 23 and his prior job was bartender. https://t.co/nCDtlB326E
— Daniel Powell (@danieljpowell) October 22, 2020
An inspiration to millions of Americans to pick themselves up by their bootstraps and work for their dad at the company given to him by his dad https://t.co/poY3zc4tV7
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) October 22, 2020
The saddest thing about Don Jr. saying he "worked his way up" is he actually believes it. https://t.co/18PtsPV5cp
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) October 22, 2020
Your father repeatedly said you had the worst judgment of anyone he knew. Yet you kept your job.
Wonder if that had anything to do with your last name? https://t.co/51Ya1GbRbB
— Daniel Goldman (@danielsgoldman) October 22, 2020
You stole from your own charitable foundation. https://t.co/NUtFHA8tIo
— (((Josh Seasonal))) (@JoshMalina) October 22, 2020
You are a director of three of your father's companies here in the UK. Two have never turned a profit and are reliant on £150m in loans. The other is being liquidated. Nepotism may be many things, but it is no guarantee of competence. https://t.co/ClO2rb73Jj
— Martyn McLaughlin (@MartynMcL) October 22, 2020
The beneficiary of three generations of accumulated wealth — protected for decades through complex tax fraud schemes — worked hard to get a no-show executive position at a company with his dad's name on it. https://t.co/r7xWmcWLPc
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) October 22, 2020
From The Onion pic.twitter.com/NiRlO5JRJH
— SCS (@SCS69145129) October 22, 2020
lol for sure man https://t.co/keB33WepBH
— The Dershow call screener (@MrTooDamnChris) October 22, 2020
“My dad once named me Employee of the Month… I got an Edible Arrangement from his secretary. I still sleep hugging the basket.” – local man (between tears) https://t.co/VeOoSnVrRI
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) October 22, 2020
And look what you did with it. pic.twitter.com/kNHJmD3f40
— Ray Brown (@Raybrown1959Ray) October 22, 2020
Oh honey, bless your heart. https://t.co/mdsRr1Qe4r
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) October 22, 2020
"Alexa, what is a hilarious absence of self-awareness?" https://t.co/eym2xAxpl7
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) October 22, 2020
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