Former President Donald Trump is facing several legal investigations into matters ranging from potential tax fraud to his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Donald Trump Jr., the former president's eldest son, is now claiming that the multiple criminal probes into his father are part of a "political persecution" aimed at destroying his "America first" agenda.
"The BS never ends!" Trump Jr. complains in a video posted on Tuesday. "The political persecution of my father continues on! A grossly partisan district attorney in New York finally got the Supreme Court to agree to continue their witch hunt by allowing the release of my father's tax returns!"
Trump himself, of course, repeatedly vowed to release his tax returns during the 2016 presidential campaign, only to break that promise once he won the Republican nomination.
Trump Jr.'s whining about investigations into his father drew swift mockery from many of his Twitter followers -- check out some reactions below.
When you break the law, you get investigated. He skirted justice under the guise of the Presidency for years.— Rich Swinton 🇺🇸 (@RicoSuaveJD) February 23, 2021
Now it's over. Justice is coming.
"If I decide to run for office, I'll produce my tax returns, absolutely," Trump said in 2014. "And I would love to do that." The following year, Trump told conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt: "I would certainly show tax returns if it was necessary."— Dennis (@dennispsmith) February 23, 2021
Poor Junior Mint... pic.twitter.com/ymWTuzOif2— Cathy De 💙🇺🇸💙 (@cathyde) February 23, 2021
“If they do this to my father, who won’t they do it to?” The answer is, they won’t do it to people who don’t break the law. I’m afraid your time is up. ✌🏻— Elizabeth Davich (@EDavich) February 23, 2021
For example Jr fraud & money laundering is a criminal act. Misuse of Campaign funds to payoff a porn-star is a criminal act, it's not political. Funneling money through your businesses while holding office is a criminal act. Inciting violence & loss of lives is a criminal act Jr— Human (@4HumanUnity) February 23, 2021
He lost the House, the Senate and the Presidency all on his own tho.— Jeffrey Evan Gold (@jeffgoldesq) February 23, 2021
There's that. 🤷
Tick tock.. tick tock.. pic.twitter.com/LT2lEeHA6w— Linda Cipriano (@LindaCipriano3) February 23, 2021
Rule Number One of Avoiding a Witch Hunt: Don't be a witch.— PresidentDrumpf (@PrzDonaldDrumpf) February 23, 2021
You do realize how much shit you and the fam are in, right?— CommonSense (@4counting) February 23, 2021
Poor dada. What a victim pic.twitter.com/2iPIcsuI6I— Richard Hopper (@Richard26581509) February 23, 2021