Commenters on Twitter were both baffled and stunned on Sunday over a clip of Donald Trump Jr. ranting about teachers' unions "failing students" by not forcing members to put their lives at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic while he stood before a wall displaying guns.
After first sarcastically repeating "follow the science follow the science," as part of an attack on President Joe Biden's attempt to clean up the COVID-19 mess left by his father, former President Donald Trump, the younger Trump attacked teachers and their unions.
What caused consternation, was his choice to launch the diatribe with guns -- whether toys or not -- in the background which called to mind a video of controversial Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) speaking with weapons haphazardly piled up behind her.
Trump Jr. was quickly called out for his curious background choice.
@atrupar Apparently to that criminal terrorist family it's perfectly normal to discuss covid and schools in front of a wall of guns— Olga Lautman (@Olga Lautman)1613890701.0
Don Jr is exhibit A on why we need gun control https://t.co/PvAmCJOP7a— Chichiplus🌊🇺🇸 ❄️I vote 🌊 (@Chichiplus🌊🇺🇸 ❄️I vote 🌊)1613913988.0
Don Jr on drugs ranting with a background of firearms is the clearest example of Chekhov’s Gun in the first act that I’ve seen in a while.— April Wolfe (@April Wolfe)1613928447.0
Sigh. Don Jr. is gonna be arrested in a hotel room with an arsenal of guns and a mountain of coke at some point in… https://t.co/IYjZ9WyRWl— The New Speed (@The New Speed)1613918849.0
@atrupar What an absolute deplorable Don Jr. is. He's talking about opening schools with an array of guns behind hi… https://t.co/gaizF16FRm— CHEERS🍻 (@CHEERS🍻)1613907483.0
@atrupar Disturbing that he poses with guns while chastising teachers. Public schools have had their share of gun v… https://t.co/llmzlHHBTI— Natasha Pfatale (@Natasha Pfatale)1613925708.0
@MysterySolvent Latest Don Jr 2024 Campaign video. Clearly going for the gun and cocaine user votes.— R’s ❤️ Sedition - D’s ❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@R’s ❤️ Sedition - D’s ❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸)1613913801.0
@atrupar Don Jr.: Let’s complain about teachers unions in front of assault rifles. That will send a message.— Rachel (@Rachel)1613891318.0
@atrupar Are they all going to be posting videos with their guns in the background now? FFS— Hamish Mitchell (@Hamish Mitchell)1613889504.0
@atrupar It’s a condition called the Boebert Effect. It’s caused by a low level of self respect and a tiny penis. T… https://t.co/szQTywAeJb— Martin Koa (@Martin Koa)1613916959.0
@H_MitchellPhoto @atrupar Yes. The new @GOP Is clearly openly in favor of terrorism.— Ted Cruztler (@Ted Cruztler)1613933085.0
@atrupar Strange that protecting teachers is ‘political’ because people are whining that their kids are home tempor… https://t.co/piYKrdVmHl— Overturn Citizens United NOW📢 (@Overturn Citizens United NOW📢)1613923999.0
@H_MitchellPhoto @atrupar #GOPDomesticTerrorists Radicalized Extremists https://t.co/RWWkgIApis— Ken Dyar Anti-Racist - Anti-Sexist (@Ken Dyar Anti-Racist - Anti-Sexist)1613918620.0
@atrupar @AdamParkhomenko He doesn’t look well.— Walter Shaub (@Walter Shaub)1613914880.0