Donald Trump Jr. was reminded of the age old adage "don't start nuthin', won't be nuthin'," after he once again set himself up for total internet failure with a tweet that just begged to be clapped back at.
Clap back is exactly what people did.
This time, Jr. attempted to make a petty joke about the controversy surrounding Hilaria Baldwin's ethnicity. If you're not up to speed, there have been questions over whether Hilaria is actually a Spaniard or if she is a Caucasian woman from Massachusetts lying about her roots.
Hilaria—who is married to Alec Baldwin—has repeatedly clarified that she, like many people, lived her life between Spain and Boston. Like many who spend extended periods of time in countries that speak other languages, she went by "Hillary" in the states and "Hilaria," the Spanish variant of her name, in Spain.
Her mother and siblings live in Spain. Hilaria chose to live in the United States.
As far as the Baldwins are concerned there is no controversy. There's just a person who grew up splitting her time between two countries and speaks two languages.
But others are accusing Hilaria of "playing up" her heritage for the cameras—specifically pointing to an incident where she appeared to forget the English word for cucumber, spoke with and without an accent and appeared in and on the covers of magazines targeted toward the Hispanic or Latina consumer.
Donald Trump Jr. decided he was going to get in on the "fun" and mock Hilaria Baldwin too, throwing in a sneaky swipe at Saturday Night Live and Alec Baldwin's acting as well.
Alec Baldwin should play Alec Baldwin when SNL parodies his wife pretending she’s Spanish for the last few decades… https://t.co/MOjzZJNqPR— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.) 1609374121.0
Losing presidential candidate and one-term President Donald Trump re-tweeted Jr's jab.
Twitter was more than happy to let Donald Trump Jr. know exactly where he went wrong here.
@CaslerNoel @DonaldJTrumpJr It's hilarious that @DonaldJTrumpJr was ever referred to as "publicity-shy" as he is no… https://t.co/wi2FJ4eSya— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers) 1609519493.0
@RosanneR429 @DonaldJTrumpJr Haha! I love how they did their ‘we’re good ol’ country folks’ photo shoots, which is… https://t.co/tYlGzEo7CM— angie (@angie) 1609396680.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/lMHQPltkYR— Jerry Axinn (damsaints)⚜️❄️ (@Jerry Axinn (damsaints)⚜️❄️) 1609458439.0
Users felt like there are slightly more important things going on at the moment.
Is this really what the Trump men need to be worried about right now?
@DonaldJTrumpJr You guys really got your priorities in the right place...it's not like we're In the middle of a pan… https://t.co/VwZDvR5Me8— Jordan (@Jordan) 1609374278.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr @hollandcourtney Oh I forgot to send you this... YooHoo 🗣... It's Wednesday 12/30/2020, +335,000… https://t.co/cuNApHEmSK— Wilona Betzen, LE (@Wilona Betzen, LE) 1609389967.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Glad your family focuses on the important stuff https://t.co/ekmBrHBA8t— Sunshinegirl🇺🇸 (@Sunshinegirl🇺🇸) 1609541825.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Now imagine if her leadership lead to the deaths of 341,000 people.— Ravin Boodram (@Ravin Boodram) 1609374439.0
Is SNL really the place Jr. should be focusjng?
Alec Baldwin's portrayal of Donald Trump is popularly and critically regarded as one of the best things on TV in recent years.
The show is kind of a big fish for Don Jr. to try to tackle.
@DonaldJTrumpJr But the jokes about your Dad will last a life time. https://t.co/J1aQPyssg5— GetMamaABeer (@GetMamaABeer) 1609380459.0
@DevinCow @kjd_kimd63 @DonaldJTrumpJr Funnier than this? https://t.co/ms6n0gbbuf— Eric (@Eric) 1609561549.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr SNL has won 80 Emmys, more than any other show in history, and it’s 80 more than anyone in your fam… https://t.co/D3umDp5FiN— CraigD (@CraigD) 1609375828.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Alec Baldwin plays funniest biggest/orangest cry baby in the world perfectly.— 💙🌊🇺🇸 #BidenHarris (@💙🌊🇺🇸 #BidenHarris) 1609374196.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr I don't know what you are complaining about Jr. Your dad pretended he was the US President for the… https://t.co/iMvWCI0TrI— Russ Turner (@Russ Turner) 1609385667.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr @realDonaldTrump Actually, I started watching SNL regularly again in 2019 - for the first time in 3… https://t.co/dmT9wnltLB— AbbyNormal57 (@AbbyNormal57) 1609554325.0
Also, jabbing at Hilaria Baldwin for something his partner has done is peak hypocrisy.
It wasn't that long ago when Kimberly Guilfoille started referring to herself as a "first generation American" and the child of "Puerto Rican immigrants." Puerto Rico is part of the United States. One cannot be an "immigrant" from Puerto Rico any more than one can be an "immigrant" from Wisconsin.
Baldwin and Guilfoille have pretty comparable backstories.
@DonaldJTrumpJr @realDonaldTrump Remember when your girlfriend said she was a first generation American — even thou… https://t.co/gwu7IG5eX6— Missy's Day Off (@Missy's Day Off) 1609618224.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr And speaking of charity, what would we think if she defrauded multiple charities? Like YOU!… https://t.co/ywOOQgFoiq— 🎶☂️🌊💜🌊☮️irRESISTible Grandma🎶☂️🌊💜🌊☮️ (@🎶☂️🌊💜🌊☮️irRESISTible Grandma🎶☂️🌊💜🌊☮️) 1609397430.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr @realDonaldTrump What part should Kimberly play? https://t.co/bjy37D4yyM— D Villella ❄️ (@D Villella ❄️) 1609553386.0
Yeah... yet another attempt by Jr. to be clever just didn't work.