Don Jr. Tried to Own the Libs With Super Bowl Tweet and It Backfired Magnificently
His father, former Republican President Donald Trump, was decisively defeated at the ballot box, left the White House last month embroiled in scandal, and is now facing a second impeachment, potential financial ruin, and a raft of possible criminal charges.
But none of that concerns Donald Trump Jr.. What he's really worried about is one thing and one thing only: "woke" Super Bowl commercials.
At least, that's what got him up in arms on Twitter during last night's big game--and he's getting roasted like a pan full of buffalo wings in return.
One comercial in and it's already woketopia. 🙄 #SuperBowlLV
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 7, 2021
Trump Jr.'s notably misspelled tweet came just moments after kick-off, lodging his complaint during the first commercial of the first break in the action. Trump Jr. tweeted:
"One comercial [sic] in and it's already woketopia."
So what commercial got under Trump Jr.'s seemingly very thin skin?
Was it the one for the NFL itself that gave a nod to Black Lives Matter and the struggle for racial justice, perhaps? Not quite.
Trump Jr. didn't make it clear exactly which ad he was referring to, but the first commercial shown during this year's Super Bowl was a far from provocative ad for Jeep featuring rock-n-roll legend Bruce Springsteen.
In it, Springsteen advocated not for leftist policies or a repudiation of the Trump years, but rather or Americans to simply meet in the middle--a sentiment that would likely anger many people on the so-called "woke left" for pandering to Republicans. Hardly the stuff of "woketopia."
In the ad, Springsteen simply calls for people on the right and left to come together.
"All are more than welcome to come meet here in the middle. It's no secret the middle has been a hard place to get to lately, between red and blue, between servant and citizen, between our freedom and our fear."
"...as for freedom, it's not the property of just the fortunate few, it belongs to us all. Whoever you are, wherever you're from, it's what connects us, and we need that connection. We need the middle."
Really incendiary stuff, suggesting that freedom is for everyone, huh?
One wonders what Trump Jr.'s expectations were if such a simple sentiment is considered runaway wokeness. Something more along the lines of, "Trump won and the election was stolen, buy a Jeep," perhaps?
On Twitter, folks found Trump Jr.'s tweet ridiculous, and a thorough roasting quickly ensued.
Who are you again? 🤔
— Deborah Richards (@Debb_Richards) February 8, 2021
— Richard Ginsberg (@RichardGinsber8) February 8, 2021
Don Junior sounds TRIGGERED. SAD!
— Twice-Impeached, One-Term Trumpy (parody) (@outofcontroljb) February 7, 2021
You cannot spell commercial ... oh and daddy below pic.twitter.com/uCHCQ5WjNP
— ST (@Yorkshire77) February 7, 2021
🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂 convicted embezzler says what? pic.twitter.com/n7TEDPKLKh
— crappy_weatherman (@crappyweatherm1) February 7, 2021
It's so weird how doubling down on being anti-smart runs in your family.
— James Morrison (@JamesPMorrison) February 8, 2021
So what do you want canceled now?
— Exploding Space Pillow Singh, MD 🌊 (@labyrinthweaver) February 7, 2021
Others took the opportunity to remind Trump Jr. of the potential legal challenges he and his family members are facing.
New sheriff in town Jr.
Criminal referrals sitting at the DOJ on you Kushner and Bannon. https://t.co/LUXnmJb9W1
— Concerned Citizen (@lowrad57) February 7, 2021
Jr, I keep warning you but you won't listen, go hide they're coming for you and your family. You aren't getting away with it this time.
— Troj 🇨🇦 (@troj21) February 7, 2021
While others pointed out that Trump Jr. shouldn't be watching the Super Bowl anyway, since the Trump family has supposedly been boycotting the NFL over players kneeling during the national anthem.
Muthaphucka, I thought y'all don't watch football https://t.co/gB0QfybVV6
— Marcus Graham (@HereIBMarcus) February 8, 2021
I thought yall didn't support the NFL? https://t.co/CzSDW8IFgW
— ZachNoRandolph (@dbltree227) February 7, 2021
Sooo, the boycott is over? https://t.co/cAq0JqHg3i
— Brent (@BrentBuser) February 8, 2021
Former president Trump has repeatedly called for boycotts of the NFL in response to the practice of some players kneeling during the national anthem in protest against racial violence, especially at the hands of police, and in support of Black Lives Matter.
Trump most recently called for a boycott amidst the waves of nationwide anti-racism protests last summer, when commissioner of the NFL Roger Goodell changed course on the issue and expressed support for the movement, a move many Trump supporters saw as a betrayal.