Donald Trump Jr. and fellow conservative, actor James Woods, lashed out at comedian and activist Chelsea Handler with childish, sexist tweets Tuesday night.
Handler, a vocal critic of the Trump administration, tweeted that she couldn’t wait for Don Jr. to flip on his father–referring to the investigation of possible conspiracy with Russia during the 2016 campaign.
I can’t wait for Donald Trump junior to flip on his father. That’s going to be awesome.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) August 27, 2018
To which Don Jr. replied:
I’d say stick to comedy but you weren’t funny enough to avoid cancellation of your Netflix show. Stay away from politics — no reason to suck at two things. https://t.co/TWaIdU0d71
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 28, 2018
Fact is, Handler’s Netflix show wasn’t canceled, she chose to leave it to pursue activism in protest of the current administration.
That didn’t stop James Woods, who has been known to be an avid Trump booster, from adding kerosene to what was already kind of a dumpster fire.
Think it’s safe to say she has sucked at way more than two things… https://t.co/aK4n1l0Yw7
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 28, 2018
And Don Jr., possibly taking a page from his father’s book, agreed.
While Handler didn’t honor the idiotic comments with a response, swathes of people jumped to her defense, including comedian Kathy Griffin and activist Dan Savage.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 29, 2018
Straight guys also complain about how much easier it is for gay guys to get our cocks sucked. Here’s the secret to our success, straight guys: we don’t mock and shame guys who suck cock—unless it turns a particular guy on.
— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) August 29, 2018
— Emily Brandwin (@CIAspygirl) August 29, 2018
You’re a puerile POS.
— Jamie, Cocked and Loaded (@Twinmom0) August 29, 2018
Some pointed out the hypocrisy.
We don’t even have to think about it because we know the real President and First Lady would never have kids who would this. pic.twitter.com/UAKWY4S9b7
— andrea Kline (@andreathekline) August 29, 2018
And other users weren’t afraid to bring out the snark.
Another example of your rapier wit. Years of acting, pouring through scripts, learning how to craft dialogue. All culminating in not a single but a double entendre.
Sure, my kids reached this height of witty banter at 7 but they're gifted.
Good job James!
— BadHombreTruth (@Tim_Chauncey) August 28, 2018
Handler has been a favorite target of Republicans since the Trump era inspired the comedian to heighten her activism. Her characteristic irreverence has made her a formidable rival when it comes to sparring with words.
She’s frequently remarked on efforts to combat misogyny:
“Use your voice. Be vocal. Women fought for us for years, and years, and years, so that we would have the rights that we do. Not using your voice is an assault on them and what they did for us. The results of this election is a result of what happens when you don’t show up and when you don’t use your voice. If you’re happy with the way things are, then great, but I can’t imagine that anyone who’s bringing a child into this world would be happy with this situation.”
Handler recently announced that she’s working on a new Netflix series addressing white privilege. Meanwhile, James Woods is becoming more famous for his Twitter than his acting work.