Former New York Mayor and 2020 Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg defended New York City's stop and frisk laws which disproportionately targeted and endangered young Black and Latino men until a judge ruled it unconstitutional in 2013.
A cringeworthy tape was recently released of Bloomberg saying that all crime is in minority communities and that one could theoretically xerox a single description and apply it to 95% of criminals in New York.
Then—in a shattering blow to glass houses everywhere—the President's kid chimed in.
Omg! Leaked audio of Mike Bloomberg talking about the high crime rates among urban minorities. “And the way to ge… https://t.co/8S5b7pcX5p— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.)1581423805.0
Donald Trump Jr. concluded his tweet with the hashtag #BloombergIsARacist.
While Bloomberg's comments were racist, people were flabbergasted that the son of a President who gleefully stoked homegrown fears with his own racist and xenophobic rhetoric felt compelled to feign outrage on Twitter.
Bloomberg advisor Tim O'Brien tweeted a lengthy 20 part thread of some of Trump's "greatest hits" when it comes to racism.
1/x: Omg! Your father is the most overt and flagrantly hateful racist and bigot of the modern presidency and nothin… https://t.co/XCpp5g013W— Tim O'Brien (@Tim O'Brien)1581445590.0
16/x: Last year, your dad suggested that four Democratic congresswomen of color, three of whom were born in the U.S… https://t.co/3hZp8NuEBx— Tim O'Brien (@Tim O'Brien)1581446414.0
Others called Junior out as well.
@DonaldJTrumpJr How does this compare to your dad trying to get 5 minority kids executed for a crime they didn't co… https://t.co/ulQN6WeTSk— Padron702 🌊🌊🌊 (@Padron702 🌊🌊🌊)1581447064.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr I haven’t heard him say Nazis and white suprematists are very fine people.— Julie (@Julie)1581461229.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Your dad took out this ad and these young men were exonerated and he has yet to apologize! Sit back… https://t.co/FYItl2piFd— Robbin ¯\_(ツ)_/¯☃️🎄 (@Robbin ¯\_(ツ)_/¯☃️🎄)1581441103.0
STFU, lil boy ya father endorsed stop and frisk against people of color that's why he took down the tweet you a**ho… https://t.co/yHF7V83sV4— Carmen Watkins (@Carmen Watkins)1581446638.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Nice try little boy....Your father was telling police to rough criminals up more during an arrest (July 28, 2017).— MEPHS (@MEPHS)1581446175.0
People pointed out that the President himself defended stop and frisk laws. Trump even vowed to enact them on a national level when he was campaigning for President.
Your father literally endorsed this. https://t.co/tx39phBLbB— The Original Pizza Guy (@The Original Pizza Guy)1581459998.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Don’t forget to call out your father too. #hypocrites https://t.co/oHHJxnGDqb— Kelly Nugent (@Kelly Nugent)1581432800.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Oh rly https://t.co/ufuTd1lIZp— MeeppsMarieison (@MeeppsMarieison)1581510553.0
As usual, Junior probably just should've stayed quiet.