Donald Trump Jr. Accidentally Brags About Obama’s Job News
Donald Trump Jr. has often used his Twitter account to praise the Trump administration’s policies, but in a tweet earlier today, he accidentally bragged about economic developments from the Obama era.
Trump Jr. shared a Fortune article from January 3, 2017 – when former President Barack Obama was still in office – about automaker Ford’s decision to cancel a move to Mexico and keep 700 jobs in Michigan.
Ford Cancels a $1.6 Billion Mexico Plant and Adds 700 Jobs in Michigan https://t.co/cFtvGmBakQ
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 9, 2019
Trump Jr. was promptly called out.
This article is two years old.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) January 9, 2019
I got excited for you Bud. That was great news, but I had to read the article because of course I can’t actually trust any of you now…then I saw it was two years old, and I was reminded, that I can’t trust any of you.
— Dave Marsh (@realdavemarsh) January 9, 2019
Oh honey Obama was President when this happened.
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) January 9, 2019
The most recent news isn’t so rosy, as one social media user pointed out.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) January 9, 2019
Trump Jr. has often been accused of posting old and misleading information.
In November, he tweeted a news story claiming that more than 200,000 Floridians who voted in the midterm elections were not citizens. It was clear Trump Jr. did not read the story, which is from 2012 and begins with an editor’s note which states that the story was fact-checked and amended by the editorial staff.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 12, 2018
In September 2018, Trump Jr. was criticized by CNN’s Anderson Cooper after Trump Jr. posted a photo of Anderson Cooper standing in waist-deep water during a hurricane and claimed that CNN was “lying” about the extent of the damage wrought by Hurricane Florence.
It’s a shame that CNN’s ratings are down 41%. What’s worse is there’s a simple solution that they refuse to accept. Stop Lying to try to make @realDonaldTrump look bad. https://t.co/O3XyWchsJh pic.twitter.com/BCUCxKnOvO
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 16, 2018
“I know he considers himself an outdoorsman and pays a lot of money to be led to wildlife in Africa that he then kills. But I’m not sure if he’s actually been to a hurricane or a flood. I didn’t see him down in North Carolina over the last few days helping out, lending a hand, but I’m sure he was doing something important besides just tweeting lies,” Cooper said shortly after the photo Trump tweeted, which had actually been taken during Hurricane Ike in 2008, went viral.