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Trump was afraid his son would be a loser—and Twitter agrees

Everyone is lovingly roasting this report.


David Covucci


Posted on Aug 13, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 8:54 am CDT

The Washington Post published a lengthy feature today on President Donald Trump‘s son, Donald Trump Jr., and his rising online cred in the #MAGA and #KAG2020 crowd. And it’s chockfull of the delightful anecdotes and details the internet has grown to love about the president’s large adult son.

Like this:

Trump and Trump Jr. speak infrequently, according to people close to both men. Trump has long doubted whether his son could live up to his expectations. Ivana Trump recalls in her 2017 memoir that when she suggested naming their son Donald Jr., Trump told her, “You can’t do that! What if he’s a loser?”

What if, indeed.

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Interestingly, he was called a loser online last week, for sharing a doctored poll of his father’s approval rating.

Also in the article was a statement from the president, given to the Post, where Trump distances himself from his son’s infamous Russia-Trump Tower meeting. After the meeting, where Russian nationals offered dirt on then-candidate Hillary Clinton, Trump Jr. spoke on the phone with a blocked number, which many presumed to be his father.

But the president seemed to deny that.

“Don has received notoriety for a brief meeting, that many politicians would have taken, but most importantly, and to the best of my knowledge, nothing happened after the meeting concluded,” Trump said.

That statement, people thought, had clearly been through the legal wringer.

Trump Jr. is on the receiving end of this coverage as he’s become a sought-after campaigner, speaking at events with candidates for the upcoming midterms. The Post notes he’s developed something of a rock star identity among the MAGA crowd.

In many ways, Trump Jr. carries the spirit of his father’s “Make America Great Again” movement. Like the president, he uses social media to fan conspiracy theories, air grievances and troll adversaries. He busts through boundaries of political correctness and relishes public feuds, especially with those he deems liberal elites.

“Don is a chip off the old block,” said Cliff Sims, a former White House and Trump campaign staffer. “He’s a savage on Twitter and a force of nature on the stump.”

That wasn’t well received by the anti-Trump crowd online.

Then there was this insightful take.

Which led to a prison joke or two.

Get hyped.

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*First Published: Aug 13, 2018, 11:18 am CDT