The President's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is almost as bad of an internet troll as his father.
He frequently posts ill-advised memes that, while attempting to be humorous, more often than not end up as self-owns.
His latest bizarre display came in an Instagram post that uses a clip from The Karate Kid, showing his dad fighting the digital image of the virus that's caused a national health crisis in the United States, as Trump's likely 2020 opponent looks on, rooting for the virus.
Junior captioned the video with "The Kung-Flu Kid," a name for the virus reportedly used by one of the President's staffers to an Asian American reporter.
Even presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway has acknowledged in the past that the term "Kung Flu" is offensive, but expressed skepticism that the reporter's story—which didn't name the staffer—was true.
Now the President's own son used it in an Instagram post as hate crimes against Asian Americans continue to rise.
Kellyanne has yet to say anything.
Others, however, had a lot to say about its connotations.
We have highest rate of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world at 86,000. Trump being criticized for his delayed… https://t.co/VyQ1nPqhTp— Sarah Reese Jones (@Sarah Reese Jones)1585318229.0
Nothing surprises me anymore, but JFC. It's a family of monsters. racist monsters https://t.co/gzolWh9ug5— Joe Sudbay (@Joe Sudbay)1585316088.0
This video—just shameful. https://t.co/wWQQOthU9u— Amy Davidson Sorkin (@Amy Davidson Sorkin)1585317144.0
The entire Trump family is racist. https://t.co/qaFoenT1Q2— Mario A. Carrillo (@Mario A. Carrillo)1585317876.0
As deaths from the virus continue to climb, Junior and the rest of his family are resorting to trolling.
This video is a sick reminder that an apple doesn't fall far from the tree. https://t.co/K2b8CumddC— Peanut 🇺🇸⛾🎣🐶🐶🐶🐱 (@Peanut 🇺🇸⛾🎣🐶🐶🐶🐱)1585317751.0
This is so tone deaf. https://t.co/4PsGqG2Lsx— Jason Plante (@Jason Plante)1585316725.0
The Trumps will never fail to hit a new low. https://t.co/auUfaeQkZ4— RationalLeft (@RationalLeft)1585317367.0
On Thursday afternoon, the United States surpassed China in the total number of confirmed virus cases. We now have the highest number of cases in the world.
But way to own the libs, Junior.
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