One of the more nauseating aspects of the Trump presidency is the media attention focused on his two idiot sons, Uday and Qusay, or, more accurately, Donald Jr. and Eric. Raised to be Trump’s successors in his gilded outhouse of a “business empire,” they have succeeded in faithfully echoing and doubling down on their father’s virulent, racist stupidity, and, again like their father, have not — yet — publicly shit their britches in public. Hey, credit where credit’s due, right?
Junior led off the weekend festivities on Saturday, reposting a vile little concoction on Instagram labeling Joe Biden as a pedophile.
Lots in our story on all that Trump is hurling at Biden—including a wave of F’book ads painting him as senile—and the president’s son is now suggesting the former VP is a pedophile >>https://t.co/Kv570T5tVo pic.twitter.com/H33RrlOIdV
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) May 16, 2020
Predictably, Idiot #1 came back crying that he had been misunderstood, and all of the “LOL” emojis should have clearly indicated to anyone that he was merely joshing around.
1. The 3 🤣 emojis in the caption should indicate to anyone with a scintilla of common sense that I’m joking around.
2. If the media doesn’t want people mocking & making jokes about how creepy Joe is, then maybe he should stop the unwanted touching & keep his hands to himself? https://t.co/Jy98aq6yWD pic.twitter.com/Kcr9jdPSbC
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 16, 2020
Because labeling someone a pedophile is ALWAYS good for a laugh, right, Uday? He them came back with a four-pack of pictures of Biden indulging in “unwanted touching” of various children, at least one of which I’m 90% sure is Photoshopped. We’re all aware that Grandpa Biden likes to smooch and nuzzle kids, and, as every grandparent will tell you, sometimes the kids go, “Ewww, Grandpa!” Did Biden go a little far at times? Sure he did. Does Biden owe Uday a fist in his fat mouth for using that as a platform to pole-vault an outlandish, libelous accusation of pedophilia? In my view, absolutely. (For the record, I also believe that Bill Clinton should have whipped Rush Limbaugh’s ass for calling his daughter Chelsea the “White House dog.”)
Biden spokesperson Andrew Bates responded:
No repulsive, manipulative tactic will change the subject from how almost 90,000 Americans have paid for Donald Trump’s coronavirus negligence with their lives and how the booming economy he inherited from the Obama-Biden administration is now suffering from depression-level job losses.
I appreciate the counterattack, but I would have liked to have seen Bates respond more directly, with a flat denial and an offer to come over and crunch Uday’s teeth…wait, that one would be more my style than the style of a presidential campaign, and now we all know why Biden didn’t hire me as a campaign spokesperson.
Biden has flatly denied Tara Reade’s garbage claims of him mauling her in a Senate office hallway, and Reade’s story continues to collapse around her. But don’t think that will stop the Trump campaign’s relentless attempts to paint Biden as guilty of the same offenses Trump has committed.
Younger and, if possible, stupider brother Qusay decided, as he always does, to try to keep up with his big brother. He ran to Jeanne “I’m NOT Drunk On the Air, How Dare You!” Pirro’s show on Fox Pravda to claim that the COVID-19 virus is a magical construct made by Democrats, presumably made in Doctor Obama’s secret mad scientist lair in Kenya, designed to derail his idiot father’s chances to win the presidency. Qusay said in all earnestness:
Biden loves this. […] You watch, they’ll milk it every single day between now and November 3. And guess what, after November 3, coronavirus will magically, all of a sudden, go away and disappear and everybody will be able to reopen.
Presto change-o, Avada Kedavra, poof! No more virus! Why, those wily Democrats…!
Biden communications director Kate Bedingfield, undoubtedly already heartily sick of whacking down one idiot atack after another, saying:
We’re in the middle of the biggest public health emergency in a century, with almost 90,000 Americans dead, 1.5 million infected, and 36 million workers newly jobless. So for Eric Trump to claim that the coronavirus is a political hoax that will “magically” disappear is absolutely stunning and unbelievably reckless.
Well, to be fair, Ms. Bedingfield, “unbelievably reckless” is Qusay’s middle name. Wait, I thought it was “mouth-slobbering diaper fouler.” Someone check me on this; it can’t be both.
She also said the Trump administration/campaign (there is no difference between the two) of being “desperate to do whatever they can to throw up a smokescreen to try to conceal his historic mismanagement of this crisis.” And this is the only instance in Bedingfield’s responses that I disagree with. The Trumpers didn’t “mismanage” anything. That would assume that they tried, and failed, to actually “manage” the crisis. They didn’t try at all, unless you consider callous disregard and deliberate sabotage “managing” the situation.
This kind of idiotic rhetorical savagery from Trump, his bleach-gargling sons, and his campaign as a whole will continue throughout the campaign. The current favorite is Trump’s ludicrous “Obamagate!” accusations. Never mind that Trump can’t specify exactly what heinous crimes and treasonous actions actually occurred under Obama. There isn’t a single fact to the allegations, it’s pure branding. If Trump, his idiot offspring, and his fellow idiots all honk and bleat it in unison, the theory goes, it won’t really matter that there’s nothing at all behind the glittery label. How much did Trump make from Trump Steaks, Trump Vodka, Trump University, and all the other second-rate scams he pulled on the gullible public? Now he’s trotting out another one, and like the last one, he will gain some headway with it — there’s a sucker born every minute, the circus guy reportedly said, and two to take ’em. (Hint: Barnum almost certainly didn’t say those words. Doesn’t matter for our purposes.)
The Trump campaign wants to redo his Star Wars theme of 2016, where he leads a band of rag-tag, patriotic rebels on an attack against the evil Empire, formerly led by Darth Obama and his Sith sidekick Darth Hillary, but with Darth Grampa now vying for leadership. “…Trump is the outsider trying to take on those who were entrenched in power for decades, 2016 Trump campaign aide Jason Miller told an AP reporter. “And if Trump is the outsider, Biden is the insider.”
Right. Trump, who’s squatted like a toad in the Oval Office for four years, is an “outsider.” But, as we’ve learned, if they scream it loudly and repeatedly enough, with Fox Pravda, OANN, Breitbart and the others in his media empire joining in, then it will provide some “legs” for the campaign.
It’s up to us to keep pushing back on that narrative. And if Obi-Wan Joe gets to punch Uday’s lights out at some point during the campaign, that makes things just that much better.