Donald Trump, Jr., wasted no time politicizing a shooting at YouTube’s headquarters on Tuesday.
39-year-old Nasim Aghdam was identified late Tuesday evening as the suspect who reportedly brought a handgun to the company’s San Bruno, California, campus, where she shot three people before killing herself. Two victims, a 36-year-old male and 32-year-old woman, remain in critical and serious conditions, respectively, a spokesperson for Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital said in a press conference.
This mass shooting would seem as inopportune a time as any to defend gun rights, but Trump Jr. decided to insert himself into the chaos.
Aghdam’s motive remains murky. Her various accounts—she had four known YouTube channels—“appeared to promote veganism and animal rights, demonstrate workout routines, inveigh against capitalism, authority, and popular culture, and make bizarre parody music videos,” according to Slate.
Shortly after midnight, The President’s eldest son sent a hamfisted tweet accusing social media platforms of favoring mass shooters who are “liberal Vegan PETA activists” over NRA-supporting mass shooters.
You think there’s any chance whatsoever that a mass shooters hateful Instagram and YouTube channels would be pulled immediately if they were NRA members as opposed to liberal Vegan PETA activists? Asking for a few million friends in the @NRA
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 4, 2018