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 a… https://t.co/GhUMvqbvi7— Candace Owens (@Candace Owens)1525876760.0
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.
@DonaldJTrumpJr @RealCandaceO @Twitter That or the tweet was deleted you muppet.— Phil Ochs Ghost (@Phil Ochs Ghost)1525879029.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr @RealCandaceO @Twitter LOL. @DonaldJTrumpJr is unfit to use the internet. Well, no real surprise.— Robert James 🌊 The nightmare is over (@Robert James 🌊 The nightmare is over)1525879863.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr @RealCandaceO @Twitter My dude she deleted the tweet.— Iain mcmanus (@Iain mcmanus)1525879124.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr @RealCandaceO @Twitter You’re an idiot. There’s 2 tweets. #Slow— Stephanie 😷 (@Stephanie 😷)1525879761.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr @RealCandaceO @Twitter Dude, you’re not too old to not understand how Twitter works. Have you tried tapping on the tweet?— RyQu (@RyQu)1525879042.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr @RealCandaceO @Twitter She deleted it from her timeline, you mental midget.— Famine (@Famine)1525879090.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr @RealCandaceO @Twitter she deleted the tweet you dumbass.— Erick Fernandez (@Erick Fernandez)1525879966.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr @RealCandaceO @Twitter You still hold the title as the dumb one ☝️— dane southard (@dane southard)1525879237.0