For much of the last week, Donald Trump has been laid up in the hospital and the White House with coronavirus. While he has produced a couple of “proof of life” videos, we’ve heard much less from the president than usual.
And with White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany also suffering from COVID-19, other surrogates have to speak for the president. Donald Trump Jr. attempted to do so during a Wednesday episode of Fox & Friends prompted comedian Jimmy Kimmel to ruthlessly mock him.
Trump Jr. was attempting to explain to the Fox hosts how hard his father was working despite his illness. He discussed a weekend call where his father was, “literally rushing to get me off the phone because he had calls he had to make and work he had to do for the American people.”
“It’s sort of amazing, some things never change,” Trump Jr. continued. “He’s always been that way for his entire life.”
“Oh, Don Jr. That’s not why he was rushing you off the phone,” Kimmel said. The late night host then began singing the song, Cat’s Cradle by Harry Chapin. The song details a deteriorating relationship between a father and a son. “That is one of the saddest things I’ve heard on Fox News,” Kimmel continued.
The Fox & Friends interview with Trump Jr. had some other memorable moments as well. When the president’s son was asked about the drugs that his father is taking for treatment, he accused the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, of being a drug addict.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.