Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday accused Twitter of censoring a popular supporter of his father — however, he quickly got buried in ridicule after people realized that the tweet in question had actually been deleted by the user.
The trouble for Trump Jr. began when he noticed that a tweet by Trump supporter Candace Owens praising the president no longer appeared in his timeline — and he immediately assumed that Twitter was at fault.
“So now [Owens] is being censored by Twitter?” Trump Jr. wrote angrily. “She simply said ‘He likes the way I think’ referring to the duly elected President of The United States. I guess if you’re effective you get censored now!?!? Got it.”
However, it seems that Owens had simply deleted her original tweet and then replaced it with a lengthier response in which she said she was “truly honored and humbled” by Trump’s tweet, which she also said was “an affirmation I will never forget.”
I am truly honored and humbled by this. I was just a girl on YouTube who had an idea that black people could rise above the victim narrative and embrace the opportunities of our future.
This tweet is an affirmation I will never forget. ❤️
Thank you, Mr. President. https://t.co/vZqCJC5bXs
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) May 9, 2018
Given that Trump Jr. had obviously jumped the gun on accusing Twitter of censorship, his followers pounced and mocked him for making such a bone-headed mistake.
Check out the responses below.
That or the tweet was deleted you muppet.
— Phil Ochs Ghost (@philochsghost) May 9, 2018
LOL. @DonaldJTrumpJr is unfit to use the internet.
Well, no real surprise.
— Tronald Dump (@studentsfordemo) May 9, 2018
My dude she deleted the tweet.
— Iain mcmanus (@IainWhoCant) May 9, 2018
You’re an idiot. There’s 2 tweets. #Slow
— Stephanie (@honesteph) May 9, 2018
turns out she deleted and reposted rofl….
— Pesach 'Pace' Lattin⏺ (@pacelattin) May 9, 2018
Dude, you’re not too old to not understand how Twitter works. Have you tried tapping on the tweet?
— RyQu (@Ry_Qu_) May 9, 2018
She deleted it from her timeline, you mental midget.
— MILO (@splattermonkeys) May 9, 2018
she deleted the tweet you dumbass.
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) May 9, 2018
You still hold the title as the dumb one ☝️
— dane southard (@Ohdaneit) May 9, 2018
the tweet was deleted you numbskull
— Felix (@_felixnz) May 9, 2018