Donald Trump Jr. likes to mimic his father as much as possible.
Both had 5 kids, both cheated on their spouses...
...and both like to post on Twitter with dubious results.
Jr.'s latest Twitter flub is drawing ire for its outdated ignorance regarding HIV.
Making an ignorant, uneducated comment on Twitter?
Yeah, apple... tree... falling distance...
Anyhoo, Jr. decided to share a tweet from the LGBTQ+ website Queerty. After clearly not reading it or understanding what it said or having any idea what he was talking about.
The caption of the Queerty article share tweet read:
"What you stand to lose by not having sex with people with HIV"
Jr.'s clever quip in response?
"Well I can think of one thing."
Well I can think of one thing. https://t.co/A34xY74OYc— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.)1574538947.0
Twitter had the usual reaction they do to one of Jr.'s clever little tweets though.
@DonaldJTrumpJr At least you’re publicly acknowledging you stopped learning new information after 1989.— Eric Sprankle, PsyD (@Eric Sprankle, PsyD)1574553809.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr I doubt you CAN think of even one thing. You and your daddy both missed the adulthood bus.— Bernard Silverman (@Bernard Silverman)1574560077.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Not transmittable if on medication and undetectable. It's called science so yes you can have a norm… https://t.co/lp6DOafJN8— Samuel Badders (@Samuel Badders)1574658332.0
HIV+ Hamilton actor Javier Muñoz shared a bit of education and information after condemning Jr.'s perpetuation of ignorance and stigma.
@DonaldJTrumpJr Your comment is 100% part of the problem by strengthening Stigma which the entire world, the entire… https://t.co/6kzhZ73mOX— Javier Muñoz (@Javier Muñoz)1574542200.0
@loulabelle421 @DonaldJTrumpJr PrEP. U=U. Condoms. And when a woman has been raped, infected and impregnated, mothe… https://t.co/4meK6pN1Gv— Javier Muñoz (@Javier Muñoz)1574553278.0
To all living w/HIV like me in response to @DonaldJTrumpJr today: You deserve love, life, & joy. ANYONE who feels o… https://t.co/tFqJfN2d8D— Javier Muñoz (@Javier Muñoz)1574553178.0
@Thelliana @alcawyn @DonaldJTrumpJr I’m not a victim and I don’t have AIDS. I am HIV Positive. You’d do well to lea… https://t.co/kCJruPndED— Javier Muñoz (@Javier Muñoz)1574562345.0
@robby_upgrade @DonaldJTrumpJr Oh boo I don’t want you. I’m in a long term relationship with an HIV negative man an… https://t.co/GHiKVLn4RB— Javier Muñoz (@Javier Muñoz)1574562882.0
Never forget, anyone living w/HIV like myself, & those who lost loved ones, we stand together; always. You are not… https://t.co/7kaRzVm0Mq— Javier Muñoz (@Javier Muñoz)1574554328.0
His fellow Broadway star, Nick Adams, noted the abundance of opinions with a lack of information.
It really blows my mind that most people don’t know what Prep is but have very strong opinions about people living with HIV.— NICK ADAMS (@NICK ADAMS)1574628423.0
For Trump Jr., he didn't waste his time trying to educate those who wish to remain ignorant.
@DonaldJTrumpJr Garbage person. How’s trolling Gay websites going?— NICK ADAMS (@NICK ADAMS)1574579667.0
Actor and singer Telly Leung kept it short too.
@DonaldJTrumpJr You’re a despicable person. Educate yourself, you deplorable excuse for a human being.— Telly Leung (@Telly Leung)1574551205.0
As did Drag Queen and New York City Council candidate Marti Gould Cummings.
Peter Morley suggested Nancy Pelosi might be able to help Jr. with his ignorance about HIV.
.@SpeakerPelosi can teach you a few things @DonaldJTrumpJr on why YOUR comment is completely IGNORANT. Here she is… https://t.co/4j580Ad16Z— Peter Morley (@Peter Morley)1574547687.0
People also noted the proximity of Jr.'s tweet to World AIDS Day on December 1, 2019.
We’re days away from the 31st WORLD AIDS DAY and the President’s son is typing anti-science stigma inducing bull sh… https://t.co/esBOvPGNHw— ACT UP NY (@ACT UP NY)1574551059.0
I am deeply grateful to have been invited to speak on World AIDS Day, next Sun Dec 1st at 1pm at @StJohnDivineNYC… https://t.co/bWcNX5OWf4— Marti Gould Cummings (@Marti Gould Cummings)1574645105.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr There are no words to describe the ugliness in this tweet. The son of the president of the United S… https://t.co/FCfdX41v5Q— Volga Wash 'n' Fold (@Volga Wash 'n' Fold)1574732685.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr As someone living with HIV, I just wanted to stop by and express how disgusting this tweet is. Plea… https://t.co/JxDKA35S2n— Kris Rixon (@Kris Rixon)1574649272.0
Some pointed out the Trump family record with unsafe sex.
@DonaldJTrumpJr As only a low life scum could say who’s lived an entitled life in a bubble w a psychotic father who… https://t.co/wAkhavNsWp— Charlie Adler (@Charlie Adler)1574558854.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr As if Trump Jr has the nerve to talk about anyone else's relationship. Lol. https://t.co/RP0AnKBDAa— Tuxedo Mask (@Tuxedo Mask)1574543099.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr How does any person believe they are ethical, moral, or intelligent when they support this despicab… https://t.co/Sf9WFKSSzv— Vixy Vegas (@Vixy Vegas)1574643854.0
Of course, there were a lot of highly informed and not at all ignorant responses that completely agreed with Don Jr.'s joke.
@DonaldJTrumpJr EEEWWW! That is totally disgusting🥵😣😖😫😩And against the Word of Almighty God. God made Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve.— Jeanette Gayhart (@Jeanette Gayhart)1574548005.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Yuck! What the LGBT mafia is doing to our society is beyond sickening. Had Obama not become residen… https://t.co/juqqxbYNCS— Ange Boursiquot (@Ange Boursiquot)1574546397.0
In a statement, Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David said:
"Trump Jr. just proved again what we already knew — that he, his father and the Trump-Pence administration don't care about people living with HIV, are undermining competent care and have no understanding of people living with HIV."
"Trump Jr.'s absolutely disgusting and ignorant tweet only serves to perpetuate the stigma faced by people living with HIV, which HRC and LGBTQ advocates have fought so long to end. Trump Jr. must apologize."