Don Jr. Just Praised A Disgustingly Racist Reply to his Father’s Racist Tweet
While there has been an outcry by many Americans following yesterday’s seemingly racist tweet by President Trump, his son’s reply on Instagram to a comment on that tweet will likely generate even more fury over the weekend.
Following Elizabeth Warren’s announcement that she is officially running for President in 2020, President Trump made the following Tweet, referring to, and capitalizing “TRAIL,” in what appears to be an attempt to bring up the Trail of Tears.
Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President. Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2019
The Trail of Tears refers to the forced relocation of Native Americans in 1830 via the Indian Removal Act. The act forced thousands of Native Americans to walk to Oklahoma as the government took their land. During the journey, tens of thousands of Native Americans perished just because of their race. The Trail of Tears is often said to have been a major part of America’s genocide inflicted upon our natives.
A far-right political commentator named Michael Malice responded to the president’s tweet with a disgusting joke about the genocide. “The Native American genocide continues with another murder by the president,” he wrote.
Donald Trump Jr. then copied the exchange between Malice and his father and posted it to his Instagram account with the following comment:
“Savage!!! Love my President.”
The Instagram post may not come as a surprise to many people who follow the president’s son on that social media platform. Donald Trump Jr., in the past has mocked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, compared immigrants to zoo animals, and frequently attacks those on the left.