As expected, the president's son was quick to condemn on the horrific mosque shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, which left 49 people dead and 20 seriously injured.
Trump Jr vaguely criticised the attacker and encouraged outlets to not give him the credit he wants by showing the footage that the gunman live streamed and uploaded to social media.
While few would disagree with Trump Jr on this point, he manages to undo any goodwill by reversing the statement and using it as a vehicle to attack the 'mainstream media' for using the footage for 'ratings'.
Don’t give the POS NZ shooter what he wants. Don’t speak his name don’t show the footage. Seems that most agree on… https://t.co/PYyuvlcikF
The Trumps? Avoiding direct criticism of a white nationalist and instead attacking the media? Never...
Trump Jr's bizarre approach to this story and the fact that the attacker cited his father as an inspiration and a 'symbol of white identity' due to the rhetoric that the president usually touts was soon coming back to haunt Don Jr.
Can we publicize the fact that he cited your father and your friend, Candace Owens, as inspiration? https://t.co/hctQhOvIX8