If Donald Trump Jr. weren’t such a destructive, hateful force in American politics it might actually be possible to feel a little sorry for him. At forty-three years old the man has no identity of his own. Everything in his life is built around the father whose shadow he is unable or uninterested in ever stepping out from.
Don Jr. constantly heaps effusive praise on former president Trump, ignoring the reality of his historically disastrous administration and insisting that his father was the greatest leader this country has ever had. He is desperate for his father’s love and respect and yet no matter how much he debases himself, both seem forever just out of reach.
Today, Junior released a video embarrassingly titled “My Father Just Made His First Speech Since Leaving Office — Wow” about the speech his father gave at CPAC over the weekend. The rambling, paranoid, lie-filled performance from the disgraced former president was bad even by Trump’s subterranean standards but Don Jr. can’t seem to praise it enough — a pathetic if unsurprising response given his refusal at all times to offer even the most tepid of criticisms when it comes to his monstrous father.
The first truly weird thing one notices about the video is Don Jr.’s voice. It sounds as if he is intentionally trying to mimic the way his father sounds, down to the weird intonations and breathiness. The content is as to be expected: claims that his father saved the Republican Party and charted some imagined bold new direction for the country (conveniently ignoring what will surely prove to be the most remembered element of his legacy: the deadly Capitol insurrection that then-President Trump incited).
As if to hammer home the point that he has no original thoughts of his own, Don Jr.’s video then cuts away to his father’s inane speech. The words to adequately describe what a pathetic, shriveled soul you have to be to totally subsume yourself to a man like Donald Trump have yet to be invented but if Don Jr. persists in living his life this way we’ll be forced as a species to invent them.
My thoughts and some highlights from POTUS 45’s speech. Check It Out!!!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 https://t.co/Bh3P0mCgzF
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 1, 2021
Given the laughable title of the video, it should come as little surprise that Twitter users delighted in heaping mockery on him.
Will there be sharpies? pic.twitter.com/wDhx6YmJi7
— ABBA (@Abba_Annabelle) March 1, 2021
Your Dad’s speech proved one thing, not that he won the election, he obviously lost it.
Not that he saved the world from the pandemic, he totally mishandled it. His speech proved that he should have been convicted at his impeachment trial to prevent him from doing further damage.
— glenn (@glenn76833403) March 1, 2021
You have thoughts Jr? Wow! please be careful don't hurt yourself. Also why exactly are your thoughts important? Have you accomplished anything on your own other than living under your dads shadow your whole life? Other than hunting helpless animals what have you done? No thanks.
— Human (@4HumanUnity) March 1, 2021
Daddy let over450,00 die of a virus he chalked up to a cold. Daddy lost the presidency, house and senate. And daddy tried to overthrown his own govt. y’all keep standing by the loser it will make it much easier for this country to progress forward.
— Ryan H (@Ryanksouth) March 1, 2021
If you miss it, it was basically this
— John Slayer (@John666Slayer1) March 1, 2021
Does Don Jr really like that picture of himself… https://t.co/m74nZUauoi
— Lawrence Moore (@TheRealRazielah) March 1, 2021
Same old crap. Lies. Pats on his own back. Belittling everyone that doesn't agree with him. Point out one plan he talked about to move us forward that didn't include these components. I'll wait.
— BuckeyeGal (@ClaarMel) March 1, 2021
Your dad is a pathological liar and the worst "president" in U.S. History. Your entire family is corrupt and will soon have to answer for criminal behavior. #TrumpCrimeFamily pic.twitter.com/FuzuYSZRSW
— DogsAreLaughingAtUs🌊❣️😉❣️ (@BreatheB4USpeak) March 1, 2021
My thoughts on the former guy's speech is that is was a rambling mess. Jumped from one subject to another. Talked about the Big Lie again. Also, he looked horrible. Sweating bullets and numerous muscle spasms, in his shoulders, which even a death grip on the podium did not stop
— suzyaz (@sosolin) March 1, 2021
It was brilliant, I haven't laughed so much since he went up the steps of Airforce 1 with bog roll on his shoe, absolute comedy gold, thanks geez
— Martin Twibill (@Twibs1957) March 1, 2021
Dopey Donny is a moron and you’re the superficial son of the moron! Lock up the word superficial, son of moron! https://t.co/BX69mOea52
— Ian (@ian59488311) March 1, 2021
Your father is a twice-impeached fucking liar and conspiracy theorist. That will never change. https://t.co/eboYogXesJ
— Kendall Witherspoon (@thinkspoon) March 1, 2021
My thoughts and some highlights from POTUS 45's speech pic.twitter.com/C1G9tRgQmm
— meinnyc (@meinnyc130) March 1, 2021
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