Robin Williams' Daughter Zelda Hits Back After Eric Trump Tried To Use Her Father's Words Against Joe Biden
A video resurfaced this weekend of a standup set from the beloved late actor Robin Williams, in which he joked about Democratic nominee Joe Biden's mental awareness.
Allies of Biden's opponent, President Donald Trump, gleefully shared the video far and wide, attempting to bolster the Trump campaign's talking point that Biden's mental capacity has diminished.
Among those who shared the video was Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump.
https://t.co/KiklnDgnE7— Eric Trump (@Eric Trump)1596711758.0
It wasn't long before the daughter of Robin Williams—Zelda Williams—clapped back at Eric Trump's attempts to slam Biden.
Williams accused him of using her father to further the Trump political agenda.
While we’re ‘reminiscing’ (to further your political agenda), you should look up what he said about your Dad. I did… https://t.co/nzXS658s6H— Zelda Williams (@Zelda Williams)1596861971.0
Williams is correct that her father didn't hold back when making jokes about Donald Trump in his standup sets.
He did so in 2012.
Robin Williams on Donald Trump from 2012 www.youtube.com
And in 2011.
Robin Williams on Donald Trump : April 17, 2011 www.youtube.com
Williams often joked that Trump's hair was actually "The Donald"—a completely separate, sentient being pretending to be attached to the President. Williams also likened Trump's ownership of beauty pageants to pro-football player Michael Vick owning a chain of pet stores (Vick was convicted in relation to dog fighting in 2007).
People were happy to see Zelda Williams defend her dad's memory.
@zeldawilliams https://t.co/1F7bwdwhvA— lee b (@lee b)1596864158.0
@zeldawilliams You tell him girl https://t.co/B1GNQekfpz— Laura (@Laura)1596862110.0
@zeldawilliams This goes without saying, but I have to say it. Your dad is better than his dad, Zelda.— Anas Elgaud (@Anas Elgaud)1596885420.0
@zeldawilliams Your dad was pure magic, Zelda, on and off the stage. I met him in the early 80s, and everywhere he… https://t.co/klTkpluucw— Colleen Bartlett (@Colleen Bartlett)1597060090.0
@zeldawilliams You have so much more class than that entire family— Mike (@Mike)1596862423.0
@zeldawilliams Thank you for using your platform in such a classy way. I'm sure your dad is proud. ❤️— Shannon "CAN U SAVE THE DAY" Stocker (@Shannon "CAN U SAVE THE DAY" Stocker)1597062850.0
Meanwhile, others proceeded to roast Eric Trump.
@EricTrump Is the best you've got, Eric? Really?— Andrew Culkin (@Andrew Culkin)1596711871.0
@EricTrump https://t.co/ydU4SfDRaJ— Bob the Builder 🌒🌕🌘 (@Bob the Builder 🌒🌕🌘)1596712492.0
@EricTrump trust me - he's said worse about your dad. 😏— 𝗠 𝗢 𝗘 𝗕 𝗬 𝗠 (@𝗠 𝗢 𝗘 𝗕 𝗬 𝗠)1596995942.0
Pretty slimy to try to use Robin Williams for political gain.
— Zack Baron (@ZackBaron) August 10, 2020
Williams recently celebrated what would've been her dad's 69th birthday by donating to a number of LGBTQ charities.