Ever since last election cycle, rumors have abounded about Don Jr.’s unnaturally high levels of energy and excitement, his occasional bouts of incoherency and his constant collapses into utter cringe. Many people have wondered if he’s developed a little bit of a drug habit to deal with the emotional trauma of having a father that doesn’t love you and the inherent alienation from others that stems from a life fueled by outrageous amounts of wealth.
His latest performance at Conservative Political Action Committee: Texas Edition has only inflamed that. In one clip from his “speech,” Don Jr. brags — his voice dripping with desperate, forced enthusiasm — that “Texas has always led the charge…well, till about like a couple of months ago, Austin took over, I don’t know guys, Texas was leading the ch — you’re still top 25! We gotta work on that stuff, those people have lost their minds!”
An intensely awkward silence follows before Don Jr. weakly asks “…right?”
It would appear that Don Jr. was complaining about the liberals of Austin, Texas “taking over” the rest of the state, but any impact his “joke” tried to make was overwhelmed by the tension, the panic, the desperation in his voice.
This next clip, however, shows that something is clearly wrong with that boy. Is he crying? Is he laughing? Is he having a drug-induced existential crisis wherein he realizes that all this insane stuff he forces himself to do will never win him his father’s approval or his love and perhaps he should devote his energies to bettering himself instead?
Hans Bubby pic.twitter.com/bsVblPZ1OL
— Acyn (@Acyn) July 9, 2021
Or is Don Jr. downward spiraling out of resentment towards Hunter Biden, as this next clip would indicate?
Jr: I totally understand addiction. It’s terrible. We all know people that have suffered from it. It doesn’t absolve from being a total piece of garbage in every other aspect of your life… It doesn’t absolve you from selling out your country pic.twitter.com/YgNDcvfZBD
— Acyn (@Acyn) July 9, 2021
It makes perfect sense. Hunter Biden is his replacement as First Son; Hunter is infamous for smoking crack and canoodling with sex workers, getting dragged into imaginary right-wing scandals and causing his Presidential father political headaches — but Joe Biden still loves and always has loved his son anyway. This must be devastating to Don Jr., who has spent his entire life trying to earn his father’s love and approval, debasing himself over and over at these rabble-rousing circuses on Donald Sr.’s behalf and all he gets in return is all anyone ever gets from serving Trump: contempt, scorn, and disgust.
In any case, this is absolutely insane projection from Don Jr., who has always been a total piece of garbage in every aspect of his life for all his years, just because his father is too.
Social media was astonished at his performance:
When they talk about others, they reveal themselves https://t.co/Yb0KGGlarq
— Jesse Hawken (@jessehawken) July 9, 2021
when you accidentally do a self affirmation onstage https://t.co/0ayb1rCXiu
— kilgore trout, a metaphor with artistic license (@KT_So_It_Goes) July 9, 2021
That boy ain't right. https://t.co/P0UMv6mOyW
— Hillary (@HillaryHutton) July 9, 2021
“Hey babe, I negotiate million dollar deals for breakfast.” https://t.co/iV9jMcc6BD
— Bad Fox Graphics (@BadFoxGraphics) July 9, 2021
“Why aren’t there more conservative comedians?” https://t.co/V9JExhmfOz
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) July 9, 2021
When you can’t afford a therapist https://t.co/4dRQLrDTMo
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) July 9, 2021
Says a cocaine addict whose family has been a non stop grifting machine since 2016 & whose daddy practically fellated Putin every other day. Daddy hid a secret Chinese bank account & had bizarre dealings with the Saudis & many others we don’t yet know about. https://t.co/LHEVR0BGal
— Spiro Agnew’s Ghost (@SpiroAgnewGhost) July 9, 2021
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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.