Donald Trump Jr. thought he could attack Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) for once supporting Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. He ended up humiliating himself instead.
Northam is embroiled in a scandal after being caught in a yearbook photo from 1984 featuring a white student in blackface and another dressed in KKK garb.
Democrats in Virginia and throughout the nation have called for Northam, a Democrat, to resign.
And that includes Kamala Harris, who urged Northam to resign on Friday shortly after news of the scandal broke.
Leaders are called to a higher standard, and the stain of racism should have no place in the halls of government. The Governor of Virginia should step aside so the public can heal and move forward together.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 2, 2019
Harris recently announced her candidacy for president in 2020, and Republicans are understandably scared of her because she’s a popular woman of color who supports universal healthcare, civil rights, and equal justice. So, of course, Trump Jr. jumped at a chance to embarrass her by posting a tweet Harris wrote in support of Northam back in 2017 when he won the gubernatorial race.
Well this is awkward & didn’t age well at all. pic.twitter.com/H9v7qK5ZWm
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 2, 2019
The problem is that Harris did not know about Northam’s yearbook photo at the time, and Trump Jr’s post came a day after Harris had already condemned Northam and called on him to resign.
It’s also hypocritical, as Harris’ communication director Lily Adams brutally pointed out in response.
Your dad said nazis were very fine people. Maybe sit this one out. https://t.co/mWCZnjIsgN
— Lily Adams (@adamslily) February 2, 2019
Indeed, she’s right. As neo-Nazis and KKK members terrorized the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017, which included violence against protesters and the murder of Heather Heyer, Trump blamed “both sides” for the bloodshed and claimed that many of the Nazis are “very fine people.”
And Trump Jr. even defended his daddy’s offensive remarks during a speaking event at Faulkner University in which he claimed his dad condemned racism and white nationalism.
That will be news to former KKK grand wizard David Duke and neo-Nazis leader Richard Spencer, who both praised Trump’s words.
— Richard ⛄️ Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) August 15, 2017
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) August 15, 2017
And you won’t hear Trump Jr. calling for his dad to resign for pandering to white supremacist leaders, which is a whole lot worse than being in a decades-old yearbook photo.
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