On Sunday morning, Donald Trump Jr. attempted to ride to the rescue of Tucker Carlson after a video was posted online showing the nervous Fox News personality being harangued by a man in Montana for hurting Americans with his extremist rhetoric.
In the video that went viral, Carlson is told by a man identified as Dan Bailey, "You are the worst human being known to mankind. I want you to know that," with Bailey later adding a note online that read, "It's not everyday you get to tell someone they are the worst person in the world and really mean it! What an assh*le!"
Reacting to the video -- and helping to spread it even further -- Trump Jr. made a stab at a joke that, not only fell flat, but boomeranged on him and his ex-president father, Donald Trump
"Is the loser who went out of his way to have someone video him harassing Tucker in public for some viral content the model for the new Pregnant Male Emoji? The likeness is uncanny! #SoBrave," Don Jr wrote in defense of Carlson.
Few agreed with him as you can see in the comments below:
@DonaldJTrumpJr So, this… this is ALL you got? School yard bully banter?— 🌺WendyUnBrOkEn🌺 (@🌺WendyUnBrOkEn🌺) 1627219950.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Actions have consequences and Tucker comes in close to your fam as being the absolute worst.🕊️— Gina Downing (@Gina Downing) 1627217583.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr As brave as hiding behind Twitter to bid for your father and pray to the good lord he finally gives you an atta boy— Jeffrey Forbes (@Jeffrey Forbes) 1627217778.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr It was no harassing: it was giving his point of view to TC, who gives his point of view daily to 10… https://t.co/2UbkJhoAtM— elena (@elena) 1627221262.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr We can’t all be beautiful people. https://t.co/BFcVUuAo71— AndrewNelson38 (@AndrewNelson38) 1627218029.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr That's literally your fanbase https://t.co/kbQge21eP8— Black liberal🏴🏴🇺🇲🇺🇲 (@Black liberal🏴🏴🇺🇲🇺🇲) 1627219161.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr He is now an international hero. Women want to merry the #MontanaMan. https://t.co/1lWkKlyt3i— Vera - Biden&Harris Will Make America Great Again (@Vera - Biden&Harris Will Make America Great Again) 1627224239.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Where’s the guy doing cocaine emoji? Did you copyright that one yet, because you should.— Cover B Comics (@Cover B Comics) 1627224621.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Jealous? I know you’re trying for the worst human.— EJ Scott: Snubbed by the Emmys 45 yrs in a row! (@EJ Scott: Snubbed by the Emmys 45 yrs in a row!) 1627219886.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Says the living embodiment of every venereal disease known to man, and several yet to be identified 🤢— GrandmaSnark💛🐝 #KHive #HousePfizer😷💉 (@GrandmaSnark💛🐝 #KHive #HousePfizer😷💉) 1627217815.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Donut Jr, you have no guts to tell that to the face of the individual you just criticized. You demo… https://t.co/YXHIRI3iTg— Ludvik Herrera (@Ludvik Herrera) 1627220185.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Wait, your dad went out of his way to have someone video him harassing Tucker? I totally missed that.— 𝓝𝓸𝓶 𝓸𝓯 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓟𝓵𝓾𝓶𝓮 (@𝓝𝓸𝓶 𝓸𝓯 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓟𝓵𝓾𝓶𝓮) 1627225786.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr lol Speaking of Losers, here's Don Jr to weigh in.— The Notorious James Thrillner 🌎 (@The Notorious James Thrillner 🌎) 1627219460.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Did your dad tell you to post that because he's not allowed on Twitter? Lol— Uncivil Unrest (@Uncivil Unrest) 1627225109.0
According to a report from Politico, Donald Trump's attempt to be a kingmaker in the Republican party will be put to the test this week when a candidate he has endorsed faces a better-funded Republican who has support from the state's GOP leadership.
As issue is the special election in Texas on Tuesday for a seat representing the state's 6th Congressional District that features Trump's choice, Susan Wright, the widow of the late Rep. Ron Wright, and Texas state Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-Waxahachie), who has support from major Republicans in the Lone Star state.
According to Politico, "Trump's endorsement may be one of the most valuable things in Republican politics, but Ellzey has been able to outspend Wright in the race, bringing in over $1.2 million to Wright's $454,000 as of July 7. And while Wright has led Ellzey in several internal polls released by her campaign, uncertainty over exactly who will vote in a summer special election featuring two Republicans with similar ideological leanings means Ellzey can still hope for an upset come Tuesday."
With the report questioning, "how impactful Trump's backing remains for Republican candidates," it goes on to add that changes in the district could have some bearing on who wins.
"While Wright has leaned into her support from Trump, Ellzey has gotten some support from Democrats. Stephen Daniel, the Democratic nominee for the seat in 2020, tweeted that he would vote for Ellzey, though he stopped short of endorsing him" Politico is reporting. "Liberal voters could be an important factor in a district that grew in both racial diversity and Democratic vote share between the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections — though it's unclear how many Democrats will turn out for a race without a Democrat on the ballot."
You can read more here.
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) hinted on Sunday that he could be the next president of the United States after he leaves the Senate.
During an interview on <em>Fox News Sunday</em>, host Martha MacCallum asked Scott if he had plans to run for president in 2024.
"Here's what I believe," Scott replied. "I believe that the American people would really appreciate politicians not being lifetime public servants. God bless the wonderful option that I've been given and blessing to serve the people of South Carolina."
"But I had a job before I went into the Senate and I want a job when I leave the Senate," he added. "So I believe in term limits for all elected officials. And that's one of the reasons I've committed myself to making this my last term in the Senate."
Scott concluded: "And I'm excited to serve the great people of South Carolina any way they will allow me."
Watch the video below from Fox News.
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