RNC Rapid Response Director Steve Guest on Monday tweeted a photo of a young Joe Biden, cradling in his arms either Hunter Biden or his now-late son, Beau Biden. In the decades-old image the young child is wearing a Washington Redskins hat.
Guest appended a question to his tweet: "Hey Joe Biden are you still a Redskins fan?"
Early Monday the Redskins announced they are "retiring" their team's racist name, amid tremendous pressure from the left.
The attack backfired, as many on social media fell for the endearing photo of the young U.S. Senator in a warm, very personal moment with his child.
It's not clear exactly how old the photo is, but Biden lost his one-year old daughter, Naomi, and his wife in a car accident around the time the photo would have been taken.
Guest quickly deleted the tweet, but not before it generated tremendous outrage.
Undisturbed and unapologetic, Guest claimed there was a good chance the child in the photo was "Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s crack smoking son who was administratively discharged from the Navy for testing positive for cocaine and who has abused his dad’s elected position to get rich off the Chinese Communist Party."
Calling the "family moment" an "odd choice for an attack," Talking Points Memo adds: "Just last month, Biden posted the photo and others on his Facebook page under a note about Father’s Day."
The internet trounced Guest for his ugly attack.
Exactly this. @SteveGuest is appalling. https://t.co/Z0gPtA7ndP— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡) 1594668472.0
Hey @SteveGuest, why did you delete this Tweet? Don't worry, we saved it for you. https://t.co/6ckd3X70mG— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch.com) 1594669430.0
.@GOP 'Rapid Response Director' @SteveGuest posted and then deleted this loving photo of Joe Biden and his son thin… https://t.co/1GeL2HRYs0— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch.com) 1594669856.0
What a piece of shit. @SteveGuest clearly has no decency. To exploit a photo of a grieving father is the work of a… https://t.co/OSBebobUv3— Richard Marx (@Richard Marx) 1594670380.0
.@SteveGuest deleted the picture of @JoeBiden and his sons. He was hoping to troll Biden but it reminded many of us… https://t.co/NiE3mEb1Ho— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡) 1594669683.0
Hey .@SteveGuest you have any pictures of Trump at events with his children under 5? Or just him and Barron at any… https://t.co/zFDZNhMpCu— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski) 1594670881.0
This might be one of the most disturbing posts I’ve ever seen. In a now deleted tweet, @steveguest posted this pic… https://t.co/3c5hXp7zfQ— Travis Akers (@Travis Akers) 1594671288.0
As a father of two very young boys this makes me think two things 1. I want to be a dad like that to my kids 2. I… https://t.co/b1Pk4HLATd— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein) 1594668220.0
@SteveGuest @realDonaldTrump I found that tweet you deleted. The tweet of a single father with his two motherless c… https://t.co/lLQMwucdwI— Mike C! (@Mike C!) 1594669375.0
Good point @SteveGuest. A real father leaves his newborn son at home so he can go cheat on his wife with a porn sta… https://t.co/RSnSFIXF2H— Chris Jackson (@Chris Jackson) 1594668618.0
What if the people who work for the trump campaign are as deplorable as the guy they work for? https://t.co/X1lEdkpdBS— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡) 1594667599.0
GOP rapid response director, @SteveGuest, deleted this tweet. I can’t imagine why /s. Are we sure he’s not a libera… https://t.co/39qXSLeYqx— LiA (@LiA) 1594671100.0