Over the past few years it's become a bit of an internet in-joke that former Republican President Donald Trump's eldest son Donald Trump Jr. must have some kind of masochistic fetish for being roasted on the internet. Because the guy just never seems to learn.
Case in point: A meme he shared for July 4th featuring his father riding an eagle, which he seems to have posted as an earnest tribute to his father's patriotism, despite it being ridiculous on several levels.
And so, once again, the internet is barbecuing him to deeply charred crisp.
Rolling into Fourth of July BBQ like a boss. #4thofJuly #FourthofJuly https://t.co/yokJLqvku4— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.) 1625406345.0
The ridiculous details of the meme are almost too many to comprehend at once.
The former president riding an eagle is silly enough. But then you add in the fact that he's straddling the eagle's neck in a way that somehow comes off as vaguely sexual. While also carrying a rifle as if it were a broomstick. And flying over a Mount Rushmore in which each former president is wearing a Make America Great Again hat.
It's like something out of an SNL sketch. And that's before you consider the timing of the meme, which makes the whole thing seems downright absurdist.
Trump Jr. posted the image just days after the Southern District of New York unveiled the first charges in its sweeping criminal probe against Donald Trump's company the Trump Organization.
The company and its Chief Financial Officer, Allen Weisselberg, have been charged with a laundry list of financial crimes including scheme conspiracy, grand larceny, criminal tax fraud and falsifying business records.
While Donald Trump himself has not been indicted, the impact from the charges could be financially ruinous to him. What a perfect time to post memes of Donald Trump straddling an eagle or whatever. Oh Junior, never change!
And on Twitter, people were not about to just let this go.
@DonaldJTrumpJr I'm old enough to remember that eagles don't seem to fond of your father and he is terrified of the… https://t.co/HFZEkAqS3b— ʟɪᴛᴛʟᴇ ʟʟᴀᴍᴀ 👀 (@ʟɪᴛᴛʟᴇ ʟʟᴀᴍᴀ 👀) 1625408041.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr The longer I live, the more convinced am I that this planet is used by other planets as a lunatic a… https://t.co/3p8h4dwTw5— QuoteDigger (@QuoteDigger) 1625406433.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr “I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted… https://t.co/wCCdqZdgEE— Marie 💉157.3M ꜰᴜʟʟʏ ᴠᴀᴄᴄɪɴᴀᴛᴇᴅ 𝒯𝓎 𝐏𝐎𝐓𝐔𝐒 💉 (@Marie 💉157.3M ꜰᴜʟʟʏ ᴠᴀᴄᴄɪɴᴀᴛᴇᴅ 𝒯𝓎 𝐏𝐎𝐓𝐔𝐒 💉) 1625421185.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr More like this https://t.co/NwU6poCUjN— Julie Goldstein (@Julie Goldstein) 1625407147.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr That's a pretty bad attempt at photoshop. We've all seen the original. Thanks for trying, Jr. https://t.co/FGIPvT6sUX— CHIDI®️ (@CHIDI®️) 1625406749.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr Man I hope they let you keep tweeting from prison! Comedy gold— Geoff Kirk (@Geoff Kirk) 1625406955.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr This is the most common type of bird seen near your family. https://t.co/k6irX2Snlg— ʟɪᴛᴛʟᴇ ʟʟᴀᴍᴀ 👀 (@ʟɪᴛᴛʟᴇ ʟʟᴀᴍᴀ 👀) 1625407949.0
We should probably savor Trump Jr.'s dumb internet comedy while we can: He is also the subject of a criminal investigation in Washington D.C. for his role in the alleged misappropriation of his father's 2016 campaign funds.