Donald Trump Jr’s attempt to take down Pete Buttigieg went spectacularly wrong

Conrad Duncan@theconradduncan
Thursday 18 April 2019 10:15
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Donald Trump Jr tried to attack Pete Buttigieg and it backfired badly.

Earlier this week, the president's son attempted to mock Buttigieg with a screenshot from the Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign website.

In news that will surprise no-one, Trump Jr completely misrepresented the statement and claimed Buttigieg was dismissive of history.

But that isn’t what the Indiana mayor, commonly known as Mayor Pete, was saying.

In what looks like a dig at Donald Trump’s 'Make America Great Again' slogan, he wrote about how the US needs to embrace change and find ways to make new technology work for all Americans.

Under the statement quoted by Trump Jr, Buttigieg wrote:

There is no honest politics that revolves around the word again. In the era of automation and globalisation, major changes are going to happen whether we’re ready or not.

The question isn’t: 'Can we stop these changes and go back to the past?' The question needs to be: 'How can we make sure these changes work for us?' America is at its best when we master change for the benefit of every American.

However, that wasn’t the only problem with Trump Jr’s tweet.

Who remembers that great historical moment “the collapse of the Berlin War”?

The Berlin War/Wall mistake isn’t the first time a member of Trump’s team has had a difficult time with history.

White House advisor Kellyanne Conway was ruthlessly mocked in 2017 for referring to the nonexistent “Bowling Green massacre”.

And users were more than happy to remind Trump Jr of that mistake.

Also Trump Jr somehow managed to use a fake Buttigieg account in his tweet – even though the correct account is literally called @PeteButtigieg…

Mayor Pete is going to face some tough attacks now he's emerged as one of the frontrunners for the Democratic nomination, but this was not one of them.

All in all, it was another masterclass in owning yourself by Don Jr.

HT: HuffPost

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