The president son, Donald Trump Jr., tries so hard to be cool online — but like his father before him, is just incapable of thinking ahead before firing off some spur-of-the-moment insult or jab at his political “enemies.”
That much was made clear this morning when Don Jr. took to Twitter to disparage the House Democratic women’s caucus for failing to wear an “American flag pin” on their white outfits.
Speaks for itself and no one is at all surprised. pic.twitter.com/kLoJzMmY10
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 6, 2019
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Apparently, failing to virtue-signal with superficial symbols of patriotism is now a serious problem for the people who care about their country so much they ran for office so they can keep people like Donald Trump from undoing everything that makes this deeply dysfunctional and divided country tolerable in the first place.
Video producer and former Buzzfeed editor Andrew Kimmel saw the First Son’s pathetic tweet and fired back, scorching him for the devastation his family is wreaking on our country, our international standing, and the environment which sustains life on our planet — and then shared a counter-image that showed Trump Jr. and his entire family (sans patriarch), none of whom are wearing a “flag pin.”
— Andrew Kimmel (@andrewkimmel) February 6, 2019
The Trump family, and American conservatism at large, is obsessed with the meaningless iconography and superficial trappings of patriotism, which is all closely wrapped up in a neofascist fetishing of the military, the distributors of state violence and the presidency all designed to subvert dissension and opposition to their appalling agenda of religious extremism, class warfare, and ethnic cleansing.
Just because the Democratic women representatives didn’t wear American flag pins inevitably made in China doesn’t make them any less patriotic — it shows their patriotism means more to them than a tiny clip you put on and take off when its convenient to you.