"This will drive some people nuts but oh well," Trump wrote on Instagram alongside a screen shot from an article about the mural being destroyed. "I mean you have to wonder if someone, like a higher power, is telling us something here?!? Obviously what happened to George Floyd should never happen anywhere!!! That said, objectively speaking, given his history I'm not sure turning him into a deity and a role model for our children is exactly the right idea either. Also please don't tell me they're not trying to turn him into a role model/hero there's statues of him going up all over the country etc. etc. The same lunatics who want to erase our founding fathers want statues of this man all over the place. Again, we can learn from a disastrous situation but the pendulum seems to always correct way too far these days."
In the comments on Instagram, Trump Jr. added: "I mean when was the last time you heard of a building being destroyed by lightning? A brick wall that's not a conductor of electricity? This stuff really doesn't happen that often."
On Twitter he added, "I am a builder and I'm not sure I've ever heard of it."
Although the comments to Trump Jr.'s Instagram post were "limited," he got plenty of responses on Twitter — where people mocked him for claiming to be a builder, for his alleged drug use, and just for being racist.
@DonaldJTrumpJr You're a builder? That's laughable! Lightning FAQ's: When lightning strikes the house, it can fra… https://t.co/I4WeSp56Kq— Debby Fabela (@Debby Fabela) 1626268626.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr cutting up lines of coke doesn’t count as building something— yimon (@yimon) 1626267265.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Higher power or higher powder.. 🤔🤔? https://t.co/Qxk7Ixv0c9— Drain the traitors... (@Drain the traitors...) 1626267374.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr “I’m a scummy racist.” There, I fixed your tweet.— justdont (@justdont) 1626265470.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr “My Daddy says I’m a builder, too!” https://t.co/UX82s8tmT0— UdayandQusay (@UdayandQusay) 1626267942.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Let's get this straight: ur a hustler not a builder.— JoanONo! Magnetized So Now I Know Where My Keys R (@JoanONo! Magnetized So Now I Know Where My Keys R) 1626268379.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr If you are a builder, your father is a stable genius.— lupus_popolus 🌈😸🍻💙 💉💉 (@lupus_popolus 🌈😸🍻💙 💉💉) 1626267492.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Tock tick tock tick tock tick tock https://t.co/TOIqKFEPBR— Mullen (@Mullen) 1626267955.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Tell me you're a racist without telling me you're a racist https://t.co/ikihNdknWz— Bryan 🇺🇸 (@Bryan 🇺🇸) 1626267370.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Your tweet tells us you’re a racist piece of shit.— Edward Phillips (@Edward Phillips) 1626269228.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Narrator: Junior had never actually built anything. https://t.co/CUEHNjD0V5— Carolyn from Maryland (@Carolyn from Maryland) 1626267141.0