[COMMENTARY] Twitter Torches Trump Jr For ‘Re-Education’ Tweet
The right loves to wrongly compare things to the Holocaust.
As too many Republicans in Congress continue to conflate the COVID19 vaccines with the Holocaust, anti-vaxxers and Trump supporters alike are swarming liberal Twitter users with Anti-Semitic slurs and false equivalence. Partially an attempt to distract from the bombshell documents just released by the January 6th Select Committee, partially a disinformation campaign, an anti-vax messaging is fine by them, whether it’s historically accurate or not.
As a non-practicing Jew, there are plenty of things I can ignore when it comes to discussions about religion–my non-belief system isn’t going to change the minds of the devout, so I mostly keep out of that arena unless directly challenged–but Anti-Semitism should never be ignored whether or not you’re Jewish. Aside from the well-documented hate speech from Marjorie Taylor Greene, conspiracy theorist and 1970s toupee model Rep. Thomas Massie has started pushing the Holocaust narrative in connection with the vaccines. Massie tweeted a photo of a Holocaust survivor’s tattooed wrist and compared it to having to show a vaccine passport at a restaurant.
One of Massie’s employees tweeted that they had resigned because of Massie’s AntiSemitic tweet.
1/ I quit. I wanted to let everyone who knows me personally to know that as soon as I got in to work this morning, I resigned my position in the Office of Congressman Thomas Massie because of his tweet comparing the horrors of the Holocaust to vaccine passports. pic.twitter.com/YXSrPWW80e
— 🦀Andrew Zirkle🦀 (@theandrewzirkle) August 26, 2021
Meanwhile, Donald Trump Jr. is being mocked after retweeting a post from the far right-wing website The Daily Caller that claims troops refusing the Military’s mandatory coronavirus vaccination program will go through “re-education,” a term often applied to Nazi concentration camps as well as internment camps in Communist countries such as China. Like his father, Don Jr. never served a day in the military. But in his 2019 book “Triggered” he writes that during a visit to Arlington National Cemetery he “thought of all the attacks we’d already suffered as a family, and about all the sacrifices we’d have to make to help my father succeed — voluntarily giving up a huge chunk of our business and all international deals to avoid the appearance that we were ‘profiting off the office.'”
Wow. Re-education? Already? This is all happening faster than anyone could have imagined. https://t.co/xehjAU7Krm
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 25, 2021
Twitter gave Don Jr his own “re-education” after that.
This is Re-Education for ya 🤪🤣 pic.twitter.com/gvBioiDczA
— WhosDatFucck??? (@KAOS_Agents) August 26, 2021
Considering your own privileged education didn't stick, it's not surprising you don't understand what re-education actually is or how to recognize it (hint: it ain't this).
— Steed, We're Needed! (@ironwillwoman) August 25, 2021
Not quite Junior pic.twitter.com/06G8U4cVg2
— Yankee Doodle Dandy (@GuygrandTerry) August 26, 2021
Why didn't they leave the 10 previous times they were told to leave by the embassy? Did they think this wouldn't happen?,
— Jimmy the Geek (@BloodwingBD) August 26, 2021
No. This is what a compassionate decent president looks like when he actually feels the pain of the families who lost their loved ones.
— Republicans against Trumpism (@RpsAgainstTrump) August 26, 2021
WTF is wrong with you? If the administration said the sun shines during the day you'd whine and claim it only shines at nighttime.
Go do another line.
— New Yorker 👀 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 🥀🥀 (@ThomB01) August 25, 2021
This is weakness!!! pic.twitter.com/2i3Syw5gYS
— TJ. (@Tjeerd001) August 26, 2021