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Don Jr. Slammed For Tasteless 'Paul Pelosi Halloween Costume' Meme
Donald Trump, Jr. drew backlash after posting a 'Paul Pelosi Halloween costume.'
Donald Trump Jr. is once again under fire for an extremely ill-advised social media post and this one is even worse than usual.
He retweeted a post from comedian Steve McGrew consisting of a photo of a pair of underwear and a hammer with the caption "Got my Paul Pelosi Halloween costume ready."
McGrew was referencing the recent attack on Paul Pelosi, husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, in their home in San Francisco.
Pelosi was hit in the head with a hammer and suffered a skull fracture, as well as injuries to his arms and hands. He is currently still in the hospital after surgery to repair the skull fracture, but doctors expect him to make a full recovery.
Just retweeting the already offensive post wasn't enough though. Trump Jr. had to find a way to up the ante.
He added his own caption:
"The internet remains undefeated… Also if you switch out the hammer for a red feather boa you could be Hunter Biden in an instant."
\u201cThe internet remains undefeated\u2026 Also if you switch out the hammer for a red feather boa you could be Hunter Biden in an instant.\u201d— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.) 1667181331
Not content with just retweeting the tasteless meme, Don Jr also shared it to Instagram.
There were certainly plenty of people laughing at his post in the comments on Instagram, but quite a few who responded were disgusted by Trump's attempt at humor at the expense of an 83 year old victim of violence—including quite a few conservatives.
As of this writing, the Instagram post on Trump Jr.'s account has been deleted.
It's unclear if Trump Jr. or Instagram forced the deletion.
Twitter users were largely disgusted, but not surprised by Trump Jr's cruelty.
\u201c@Mediaite Is there anyone in the (Donald) Trump family who is a decent person??\u201d— Mediaite (@Mediaite) 1667212276
\u201c@Mediaite Don Jr is desperately trying to prove to his dad that he can carry his legacy of lies, hate, conspiracies forward.\u201d— Mediaite (@Mediaite) 1667212276
\u201c@Mediaite Jr is the child desperate for his father\u2019s attention and does increasingly vile things in the hope he\u2019ll look his way.\u201d— Mediaite (@Mediaite) 1667212276
\u201c@DonaldJTrumpJr Please remember that, one day, your kids and grandkids will read all about you, see your tweets, and watch your untethered videos. Your dad\u2019s too. They will know they come from a family of liars and grifters. That will be your legacy.\u201d— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.) 1667181331
\u201c@DonaldJTrumpJr I think this tweet from you, Junior, is hideous, and not what freedom of speech stands for.\u201d— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.) 1667181331
\u201c@DonaldJTrumpJr You think this is funny? He\u2019s 82 and nearly died. And you guys wonder why the GOP are seen as hateful and cruel.\u201d— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.) 1667181331
\u201c@brunofan2012 @DonaldJTrumpJr They always Trump themselves\u201d— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.) 1667181331
Even if Pelosi is expected to make a full recovery, joking about an 83-year-old man being attacked in his own home is still definitely tasteless—to say the least.
Trump Jr. should heed his stepmother's advice and "Be Best."