Donald Trump, Jr. came under fire on Friday after he tweeted a video showing his father, former president Donald Trump, physically attacking the current president of the United States, Joe Biden.
The tweet came a short time after President Biden tripped while walking up the stairs to board Air Force One for a trip to Atlanta to mourn those killed in the Asian massage parlor shoots and celebrate 100 million vaccination shots.
“So, as you know, it’s pretty windy outside, it’s very windy. I almost fell coming up the steps myself,” White House principal deputy press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said while briefing reporters on the plane on the way to Atlanta. “He is doing 100% fine.”
The video shared by Trump, Jr. shows Biden tripping after being repeatedly hit in the head by golf balls hit by the former president.
The violent meme sparked calls for Trump. Jr’s account to be banned for violating Twitter’s strict policy against promoting hate or violence. Others called on the U.S. Secret Service to investigate the “potential threat.”
So strange that a president and family that casually embraced dumb, violent memes for four years wound up inciting a deadly attack on the Capitol. https://t.co/WRWt6bD1Yz
— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) March 19, 2021
Right before he tripped, Joe Biden successfully got 100 million vaccine shots administered in 58 days and got $242B in stimulus checks sent out to 90 million people.
Your dad got upwards of 500,000 people killed.
— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) March 19, 2021
I reported Jr’s post.
— Reddy Hannum (@HannumReddy) March 19, 2021
@DanRather said it best “Tripping while running up the stairs to Air Force One is embarrassing. Tripping while running the response to COVID is deadly. I would argue the latter story should be a bigger headline.”
Don’t worry about being irrelevant for long, #JusticeIsComing
— Cathie Laama (@cathie1330) March 19, 2021
You do know with every pathetic, bitter, jealous tweet you sink deeper into the shithole that is your life. You fool no one.
— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) March 19, 2021
A father of 5 posts this. Another day where Jr reminds us that he is devoid of anything resembling judgement or intelligence. I truly feel sorry for your children…
— The Mountains are calling…& I must go. (@PedsSJ) March 19, 2021