Trump Jr. Just Jumped to His Daddy’s Defense and It Blew Up In His Face

Donald Trump Jr. is spending his afternoon defending his daddy on his verified Twitter account, and it’s both humiliating and hilarious.

Trump is both tweeting and retweeting various defenses of his father and attempts to discredit former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony, while also attempting to downplay the reports that Russian hackers meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

“Comey: No votes were altered in the 2016 election #ComeyHearing,” Trump Jr. tweeted, downplaying the various widespread reports from U.S. intelligence officials saying that Russian hackers attempted to break into U.S. election systems.

“Still lost by 3 million +,” wrote Twitter user @The_Real_Armand.

“It’s pretty sad when you have to use ‘the literal vote tallies were the one thing the Russians didn’t influence’ defense,” wrote @hannahtraining.

“You missed the part where he said the election was influenced,” Twitter user Jill Fredey responded.

During one part of the testimony, Senator Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) cherry-picked Comey’s written statement and tried to poke a hole in it by suggesting the former FBI director was being disingenuous by asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make sure that he didn’t have any additional personal contact with President Trump, only to continue taking the president’s calls. Trump Jr. tweeted that argument, and was instantly smacked down.

“Because it’s his job,” Twitter user Brandon Neely responded to the heir of the Trump estate. “You wouldn’t know about that since you have never had a real job.”

In one exchange, Trump Jr. attempted to claim victory by pointing out in the Comey testimony that the former FBI director told President Trump that he wasn’t personally under investigation.

“SO TRUE,” Trump Jr. tweeted. “[Comey] was more than willing to leak something against @realDonaldTrump but not something that exonerates him? Classy guy.”

Editorial writer and columnist Andrew Abramson of the Broward County-based Sun-Sentinel pointed out that it’s common practice for investigators to tell potential subjects of future investigations that they are not under investigation, because it may be subject to change.

Other responses to Trump Jr’s “classy guy” tweet included photos of Trump’s eldest son trophy hunting rare animals for sport in Africa, which is one of his favorite recreational activities.

 

Kevin Wallace is a journalist with five years’ experience in print and digital media, and covers politics, media, and culture for the Resistance Report. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.