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While most people using Twitter yesterday posted photos of fireworks or wished fellow citizens a happy Fourth of July, Donald Trump Jr. used Independence Day as a way to insult liberals.
Trump Jr., who like his father uses Twitter to pontificate and has a history of being caught saying false things on the social media platform, couldn’t seem to comprehend that people with different political opinions than his would have reason to enjoy America’s Independence Day.
“Out of curiosity, what exactly are Big Govt, oppressive [sic] taxation, anti 2A left wing socialists celebrating today?” Trump Jr. tweeted.
Out of curiosity, what exactly are Big Govt, opprressive taxation, anti 2A left wing socialists celebrating today?— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 4, 2017
As you might expect, people didn’t seem to enjoy his assumption that only supporters of his father, President Donald Trump, could possibly be patriotic. When you ask Twitter such a provoking question, you should expect a swift response—which is exactly what happened.
That, despite your father's best efforts, we still live in a republic with checks and balances.— Justin Sun (@stareagle) July 5, 2017
Don't know those people but most are celebrating what freedoms we have, yet to be destroyed by the corrupt administration— Christine Tuley (@mambatuley) July 4, 2017
Presidential term limits, midterms, and the court system.— Jon (((Wolfsthal))) (@JBWolfsthal) July 5, 2017
We're celebrating being patriots and getting your monarch riddled gold plated asses the hell out of our White House.— Sasha Stone (@AwardsDaily) July 5, 2017
Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara also got in on the fun.
Also we might celebrate the ability of immigrant spelling bee contestants to know that "oppressive" has only one "r." Build a wwallll. https://t.co/zAed69PxYM— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) July 5, 2017
Some people were celebrating their ability to spell “oppressive,” unlike Trump Jr., and did not miss the irony of him having spelling issues on Twitter, like his father.
1st, we're celebrating the correct spelling of "oppressive," you fucking moron; 2nd, we're celebrating the entire Constitution, not just 2A.— Michael G. (@MichaelGarofola) July 5, 2017
Freedom of education and that includes spelling. Also the dream of civil rights, women's rights, and equality for all Americans.— Shannon Stirone (@shannonmstirone) July 5, 2017
you spell as good as your dad does.— brandon lancaster (@brandonlancast2) July 5, 2017
While other people weren’t in the mood to get drawn in.
I grilled hot dogs and celebrated another day alive. Sorry, but you can't provoke me today, buddy.— alexandra halaby (@iskandrah) July 5, 2017
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).