Don Jr and Eric Trump faceplant after trying to mock reporter’s gun tweet: ‘You and your family are laughingstocks’
U.S. President Donald Trump's sons Donald Trump Jr. (L) and Eric Trump sit in the audience waiting to watch their father announce his nominee for the empty associate justice seat at the U.S. Supreme Court, at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. January 31, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Donald Trump Jr. and his brother Eric attempted to mock a reporter who tweeted out a story about a Capitol Police officer leaving a gun in the restroom -- but they both quickly went down in flames.


Roll Call reporter Bridget Bowman shared an article by a colleague revealing that Lt. Mike Byrd left his Glock 22 in a bathroom Monday night in the Capitol Visitor Center complex, and she tried to convey that the weapon posed even more danger than other firearms.

She later clarified her tweet, citing the original article, saying that a Glock will fire when the trigger is pulled, unlike guns with a traditional safety, but the president's two eldest sons still tried to mock Bowman in pair of tweets.

"OMG a gun that fires if the trigger is pulled!!!!" Donald Trump Jr. tweeted. "I understand full well how a Glock works, I own a few, but this kind of sensationalism is why no one that actually understands guns can have a discussion with the other side. They don’t have a clue but want to make the rules."

"It 'fires if the trigger is pulled!?'" Eric Trump tweeted a half hour later. 'Generally, thats how firearms work. #BigScoop"

The president's second-eldest son then punctuated his tweet, which he later deleted, with a pair of goofy emojis.

Other Twitter users pounced on the Trumps' half-cocked tweets.