Donald Trump Jr. proved today that being incredibly anti-Semitic and having a really, really terrible online presence tend to go hand-in-hand.
The Trump family has been uncharacteristically silent after ABC chose to cancel its hit reboot Roseanne after a wildly racist tweet made by Roseanne Barr likened former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a monkey. Trump Senior has a rally this evening, so he’s probably saving his best sound bites to rally up his racist base.
However, there was another tweet Barr blasted out on the evening of Monday the 28th in which she turned Chelsea Clinton in “Chelsea Soros Clinton,” linking the former first daughter and billionaire Democratic donor George Soros.
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Clinton did as Clintons do and issued a very classy response, which elicited this long-debunked conspiracy theory claiming a pre-teen Soros was secret Nazi spy who turned on his own people for profit, affording him the billions he now owns:
Soros issued his own response, correcting Barr’s flawed account of world history.
That didn’t stop Tiny Hands Jr. from retweeting her flagrant anti-Semitism, though!
ICYMI: Don Jr. has been retweeting Roseanne. pic.twitter.com/0sv8XjOSLb
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 29, 2018
Little Don retweeted Barr’s response to Clinton, where she accuses Soros of being a Nazi spy, as well as an earlier tweet which claims:
“soros’ goal: the overthrow of us constitutional republic by buying/backing candidates 4 local district attorney races who will ignore US law & favor ‘feelings’ instead-and call everyone who is alarmed by that ‘racist’ (sic)”
In true Trump fashion, little Don couldn’t just leave it there. As every major outlet started to point out the fact that Donald Trump Jr, son of the worst president in United States history, retweeted two heavily anti-Semitic tweets, little Don just had to respond:
Page Six is doing what they normally do, lying and obfuscating. They know full well that I did not RT anything that was anti-semitic, but I guess facts don’t matter when you’re a dishonest, clickbait rag. #FAKENEWS https://t.co/7vdQKNTasd
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 29, 2018
“Page Six is doing what they normally do, lying and obfuscating. They know full well that I did not RT anything that was anti-semitic, but I guess facts don’t matter when you’re a dishonest, clickbait rag. #FAKENEWS.”
DUDE AT LEAST DO US THE COURTESY OF UN-RETWEETING IF YOU'RE GONNA LIE LIKE THIS
this is a screenshot of your profile literally 2 seconds ago pic.twitter.com/A8AcybXIOj
— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) May 29, 2018
It’s interesting he chose the word “obfuscate” in his tweet, primarily because it’s downright shocking he can even spell that word, let alone use it correctly, but also because the word could be used as a succinct definition of his father’s presidency.
Of course, Don Jr. has a long history of using his Twitter account to perpetuate ridiculous conspiracy theories – and ironically, is also suspected of planting fake stories about his soon-to-be ex-wife in PageSix:
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) May 9, 2018
Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, who had their own fun trolling Roseanne this morning, defines obfuscate as “to be evasive, unclear, or confusing” – in other words, every tweet, speech, and campaign rally Trump has ever delivered.
All of this would be so gut-wrenchingly funny if it weren’t objectively terrifying to behold.