Yesterday, it was revealed that Donald Trump Jr.’s wife Vanessa Trump had officially filed for divorce in the Manhattan Supreme Court. The two have been married since 2005 and have five children together. According to family friends, they have been leading almost entirely separate lives in recent months.
Immediately after the divorce was announced much of the country experienced a healthy sense of schadenfreude at Trump Jr.’s expense. The detestable, lying, cheating bully deserves every bit of misfortune headed his way for his prominent role in the ongoing degradation of our republic.
Look it’s not that I think divorce is funny. I just want Donald Trump Jr. to never be happy, and this is a subset of that.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) March 16, 2018
I refuse to joke about Vanessa Trump bc it's NEVER funny when a couple files for an uncontested quick divorce, one where assets can be swiftly transferred, on the same day an independent special counsel subpoenas their family business. People, this could happen to you someday.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) March 16, 2018
Trump Jr propagandizes for and is deeply inmplicated in a regime that's literally physically tearing immigrant families apart at gunpoint and y'all want me to tsk at people making jokes about his divorce? lol gtfo
— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) March 16, 2018
I get why some people are hesitant to make fun of Donald Trump Jr's impending divorce "because he has five kids" but have we considered that that this might be the best thing that ever happens to those kids
— Sara Schaefer (@saraschaefer1) March 15, 2018
I don't want to speculate about Don Jr.'s divorce, but I can definitely say that an ancient witch has his soul trapped in a fart jar. pic.twitter.com/DzCeemIfIZ
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) March 16, 2018
“Mocking Don Jr’s divorce is wrong!” shout the people who called a teenage Chelsea Clinton ugly and the Obama kids names I can’t even repeat.
— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) March 16, 2018
The fact that a woman was willing to marry him in the first place is shocking, but kudos to Vanessa for finally rectifying the mistake she made thirteen years ago. The children will be better off away from his negative influence.
That said, some commentators on the right and even a few on the left decided that mocking Donald Trump Jr.’s imploding marriage was immoral, despite the fact that he is a morally repugnant monster who regularly whips up his father’s bigoted base with coded racist remarks and gleefully fabricated conspiracy theories.
Really weird and upsetting to see folks acting gleeful at the Don Jr. divorce news. It’s his private life and he has five kids. Leave it alone.
I don’t care how bad my ratio ends up.
— Sam Stein (@samstein) March 15, 2018
Vanessa Trump and Don Jr. have five children. Leftists should think about the pain this divorce will cause them before gleefully tweeting about a family tragedy.
— Inez Stepman (@InezFeltscher) March 15, 2018
If you're making fun of Don, Jr. & Vanessa Trump getting divorced because you don't like his politics… and ignoring the pain & trauma this will cause his kids… you're a bad person.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) March 16, 2018
Perhaps those defending Trump Jr. should have dug a little deeper into his Twitter account before rushing to his side though because the odious, eldest spawn of our game show president isn’t above mocking the divorces of others.
In 2011, he took a cheap shot at Kim Kardashian for her divorce from NBA player Kris Humphries. It was a mean-spirited, unprovoked tweet against a woman who didn’t deserve it and provides conclusive evidence that Trump Jr. is, in fact, fair game for mockery.
It’s also worth noting that Kardashian has since married musician Kanye West. The two are, by all accounts, deeply in love and are the parents of three beautiful children. A final point should be made that Kardashian — who Trump Jr. clearly thinks he’s better than — has built a multimillionaire dollar empire from scratch while little Donnie has his father to thank for all of his nepotistic success.
Kim Kardishian is getting a divorce, I can't believe I lost the office pool by betting the under on 3 weeks. Thought that was easy money!!!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 31, 2011