Donald Trump Jr., the man “widespread in meme wars”, made a rare facial expression when he deleted social media posts mocking the attack on Paul Pelsoi.
On Sunday evening, just two days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was sentenced after he was attacked at the couple’s home in San Francisco by a thug who wielding a hammer, Mr Trump shared a meme on his own Instagram account explaining the attack. the 82-year-old was left with a fractured skull.
The meme shared by Mr Trump was a picture of a pair of Hanes underwear next to a hammer, with the caption saying: “I’m dressed for Paul Pelosi Halloween.”
Critics of the attacker’s crude humor were quick to pick up on Monday and condemn the post as “dangerous”, “sick” and “homophobic”.
“One of the worst things is that people like Donald Trump Jr. are now mocking 82-year-old Paul Pelosi after he was hammered by a MAGA terrorist,” said Dean Obeidallah, a American lawyer and radio show host. The Dean Obeidallah Presentation.
“Donald Trump Jr. is joking about the assassination attempt on Nancy Pelosi. Republicans are sick and ugly,” said another internet observer of the controversial meme.
The online provocateur initially hesitated over the post, as he later posted another mocking meme that seemed to agree to the backlash he received from those who saw his post. say it tastes bad.
In that meme, since he deleted it from his Instagram, he shared a change Southern War Footage showing two men lying with a hammer next to a bed, with one of the men saying in a speech bubble: “Yes, officer, I’m being attacked”.
Mr Trump Jr, appearing to comment on the backlash online, wrote in the following caption: “Honest watchers, nothing to do with everything about the news and simply deliver a cartoon of the modified South Park style. .”
However, as of Monday evening, the two offensive comments have been deleted from his public Instagram profile.
The exact timing of the ads being deleted is unclear, but it appears to have come after federal indictments against the suspect in the attack, David DePape, were announced. for assaulting a family member of a government official and attempting to kidnap a government official.
Although it has since been removed from her Instagram account, one of the worst memes — the Halloween costume post — remained on her personal Twitter account Sunday morning.
Netizens continued to pounce on the post and denounced it as legitimate, especially considering reports that the suspect, according to a criminal complaint filed on Monday, attacked Mr. Pelosi “and the need to pay” to the speaker “on account. of the fulfillment of official duties”.
“DePape said he would take Nancy into custody and talk to her. If Nancy told DePape the ‘truth,’ he would let her go, and if she ‘lied,’ she would be busted.” and his ‘knees’,” the complaint said. “DePape was convinced that Nancy was not telling the ‘truth.’ .
Mr DePape is expected to appear in court on Tuesday.
Federal prosecutors have separately charged him with assault and attempted kidnapping. He has not yet been scheduled for court in the federal case.
The federal charges are punishable by a prison sentence of 13 years to life. The federal charges carry a maximum sentence of 50 years, the Justice Department said in a statement announcing the charges.