Donald Trump Jr. was apparently trying to criticize Ron DeSantis but instead criticized his father.
“Trump has the charisma of an undertaker.” Don Jr insults his father. Presumably, he means DeSantis…? pic.twitter.com/2Su1vY2k2s
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Trump Jr. said, “Trump has the charisma of an undertaker and the energy that makes Jeb Bush look like an Olympian. The policies of a DC swamp rat, because we’ve seen the flip flops.
Either someone messed with Don Jr.’s teleprompter, Trump’s son had a Freudian error, or there are other problems with Donald Trump Jr.
It could be that DeSantis copied his father so much that even Donald Trump Jr. couldn’t tell the difference between the two candidates.
Trump Jr.’s gaffe reveals that Trump’s attack playbook and slurs are now some kind of MadLibs paint-by-numbers formula. The names change, but the insults remain the same. Blah, blah low charisma, blah blah, low energy, something, something swampy.
It’s so predictable and outdated. It’s also apparently so boring that Donald Trump Jr. mails it out and trashes his dad with no idea what he’s saying.
Trump show expiration date passed years ago, but because the Trump family has a deadly grip on the Republican Party base, it won’t go away.
If the other Republican candidates running in the presidential primary weren’t so cowardly, they’d already be using Donald Trump Jr.’s gaffe in new ads.
Jason is the editor. He is also a member of the White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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