Donald Trump’s Son Wants the World to Know He’s as Crazy as His Father

While Donald Trump is the one officially running for president, don’t fool yourself into thinking that his kids aren’t doing a whole lot of the work behind the scenes. If you ask me, Trump’s the “face” of this whole thing while individuals like his children and others close to him are the ones doing everything else.

In fact, just after Trump announced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, a report came out claiming that he wants his VP to do everything while he basically does nothing – which is what a lot of people have suspected all along. Trump wants to be called president — but doesn’t actually want to be the president. This makes perfect sense considering what an arrogant and egotistical sociopath he is.

Well, as they say, the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree as Donald Trump Jr. just proved that he’s as crazy as his father.

First, following President Obama’s speech on Wednesday night at the DNC convention, he sent out a tweet accusing the president of plagiarizing a line from the speech he gave the week prior:

The line in question was when the president said “that’s not the America I know,” which, admittedly, is exactly what Trump Jr. said during his speech.

There’s just one slight problem with that: President Obama (as well as numerous other presidents) have used this line well before Donald Trump Jr. used it in his speech at the RNC convention.

He was clearly trying to “call out the media” for exposing Melania Trump’s very blatant plagiarism of Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech, but this was just embarrassing. Not only has President Obama used that line long before Trump Jr. ever thought of using it, but the line itself isn’t remotely unique. What Melania did (several sentences that were nearly word-for-word copies of Michelle’s speech — with sentences in the same exact order) was one of the most egregious examples of plagiarism I’ve ever seen from a public figure.

Not surprisingly, that wasn’t the only ridiculous thing he tweeted out on Thursday. In a sad attempt to try to embarrass the Democratic party, he sent out a tweet containing a link from radical conspiracy site InfoWars alleging that the party was using paid seat-fillers to create a sense of fake unity:

For those of you who might not know what InfoWars is, it’s a conspiracy website that promotes stuff like the belief in chemtrails, typically claims that any mass shooting within the United States is a “false flag” attack orchestrated by the government, and sells “survival supplies” just in case, you know, there’s a nuclear war at any moment.

Yet, the son of the Republican party’s presidential candidate apparently views this crackpot conspiracy site as a credible source of information.

Not too long ago, if someone were to use InfoWars as a “source” for anything other than mocking how completely absurd it is, they would have been laughed at for doing so. However, I’m seeing more and more Republicans using these fringe conspiracy sites as sources of information. That’s rather terrifying considering sites like InfoWars are run and supported by legitimate crazy people. You know, the sort of folks who thought Jade Helm was a government plot by President Obama to confiscate guns or that the Sandy Hook shooting never happened.

So, while Donald Trump is the individual running for president, it’s clear that he’s heavily influenced by his children — and one of them wants the world to know that he might be even crazier than his father.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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