Trump Jr. just responded to New Zealand massacre by covering for daddy and attacking media

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Right on cue, everyone on the right-wing who has spent years promoting hateful anti-Muslim rhetoric and demonizing immigrants as “invaders” are falling over themselves to distance themselves from the white supremacist who murdered over 40 people last night in a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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One of those people is Donald Trump Jr., who tried to double-dip and used his “ignore the shooter and everything he believed in” tweet to attack the mainstream media for promoting hate.

But as professional Nazi hunter and Charlottesville community organizer Molly pointed out, Don Jr.’s tweet is nothing more than a disgusting effort to cover up the role that he and his father’s virulent Islamophobia played in motivating the shooter, who specifically cited Donald Trump as a “symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.”

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https://twitter.com/socialistdogmom/status/1106572621406191616

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Don Jr. himself is no stranger to appallingly racist and dehumanizing statements about Muslims and immigrants, having once comparing Syrian refugees to “poisoned Skittles”  and more recently compared immigrants to “caged zoo animals.”

For him to use this as an excuse to wage his father’s disturbing war against the media is utterly despicable and beyond the pale — which means it is perfectly on-brand for Trump Jr., who seems to have abandoned any pretense of doing any work at the Trump Organization and instead has devoted himself to becoming a right-wing edgelord poster full time.

Social media users were not impressed with his transparent attempt to protect his dad and hammered him for it:

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Colin Taylor

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Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. 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, equality, and universal health care in America.

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