Bereft of any real criticisms to make of President Biden and entirely devoid of anything to offer its supporters beyond partisan spite and hatred, the right-wing propaganda machine has been obsessing over the clip of the 78-year-old president stumbling on the steps of Air Force One yesterday.
In a repulsive show of disrespect, Donald Trump Jr. shared a poorly edited clip of his father hitting golf balls and knocking Biden over on the steps. “It wasn’t the wind!” laughed the extremely online Trump scion, who has entirely given up pretending to work at the Trump Corporation and now spends his days ranting into a microphone about Dr. Seuss and Cardi B.
It’s a throwing-stones-in-glass-house move for a man whose father stared directly into the sunlight of an eclipse, had trouble working an umbrella, and gave his entire family COVID-19, but self-awareness has never been Jr.’s strong suit.
It wasn’t the wind folks. pic.twitter.com/jYc01dBZCe
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 19, 2021
It just goes to show that in the wake of passing a historic, monumental COVID-19 relief bill that should cut child poverty in half and deliver desperately needed help to America’s most vulnerable people, the Trump team and their honking lapdogs have no answer and no real ground to stand on.
Instead, they’re infantilizing themselves in a desperate attempt to sustain the rage levels that they need to retake power — but without any actual things to get mad about, they have to resort to childish memes and throwing tantrums about Dr. Seuss books. Democrats need to keep their eye on the prize, do away with the filibuster, and unleash an avalanche of change so profoundly transformative that the complaints about politically correct baby books get drowned out by the material improvements to the lives of every American, no matter their political affiliation.
Commenters on social media were quick to respond:
Your daddy couldn’t close an umbrella and could barely walk down a ramp, remember that? pic.twitter.com/a3HmYRDuMU
— Calm After the Storm (@JayashreeNara14) March 19, 2021
— Devin Duke (@sirDukeDevin) March 19, 2021
Right before he tripped, Joe Biden successfully got 100 million vaccine shots administered in 58 days and got $242B in stimulus checks sent out to 90 million people.
Your dad got upwards of 500,000 people killed.
— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) March 19, 2021
Your dad can't hold a glass without two hands. Can't stand up straight. Can't fold an umbrella. Looked bare eyed into an eclipse. Can't spell. Can't complete a sentence with a subject/object/verb, can't walk down a ramp, can't blend his makeup, can't keep track of his lies.
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) March 20, 2021
WOW Jr. You Maturity is glowing today. pic.twitter.com/poxDq5jxgs
— Human (@4HumanUnity) March 19, 2021
— Jerry Axinn (damsaints)⚜️❄️ (@jaxinn) March 20, 2021
Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.