Donald Jr. And Eric’s Tweets Following Trump’s Acquittal Cause A Stir
Donald Trump may be permanently banned from Twitter, but his sons aren’t. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump quickly took to the social media platform on Saturday to revel in the fact that their father had been acquitted in the Senate impeachment trial. (via Daily Mail).
Donald Jr. was the first to tweet, writing “NOT GUILTY.” He also called the trial a “show trial” and also tweeted a photoshopped image of his father’s head on Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky” body, saying, “When the establishment hates you and wants to prevent you from ever running again you know you’re doing something right” (via The Sun).
Eric simply tweeted “2-0,” meaning that his father was acquitted twice (via Daily Mail). The first time the former president was impeached was for allegedly abusing his power as president and soliciting help from the Ukraine for his 2020 re-election campaign (BBC).
This may not be the end of charges against Trump
The two sons seemed to really relish in the joy of their father being acquitted a second time. It was a stark difference from the damage control tweets Trump’s children were posting after the Capitol Hill insurrection. Per Vanity Fair, on January 6, 2021, Eric tweeted, “We are the party of Law & Order — prosecute anyone who crosses that line to the fullest extent of the law.”
Donald Jr. tweeted, “This is wrong and not who we are,” despite video surfacing days later of the Trump family celebrating at the rally that was just prior to the insurrection (via CNBC). In the video, you can hear Donald Jr. say, “Just awesome patriots who are sick of the [BS].”
While the impeachment trial may be over, this could just be the beginning of charges against Trump. After voting to acquit the former president, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that Trump was “still liable for everything he did in office,” according to Forbes.
Senate Republican Thom Tillis of North Carolina, who also voted to acquit, said, “No president is above the law or immune from criminal prosecution, and that includes former president Trump” (via New York magazine). Now, it seems that Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis is looking into charges against Trump for allegedly tampering with votes in the 2020 election (via Vogue), so Donald Jr. and Eric should get their Twitter fingers ready.
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