Don Jr. Blasted After Sharing Photos Of His 'Gator Hunt' With Kimberly Guilfoyle On Social Media
Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, were called out after they shared photographs of their recent "gator hunt" on social media.
Photos taken during Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's 12th annual gator hunt show him and Guilfoyle posing with alligator carcasses while another shows him riding in a boat with a revolver strapped to his chest. Another photograph shows him and a beaming Guilfoyle with others who joined them on their hunting expedition.
You can see the Instagram post below.
These photos are nothing new for Trump Jr., who made headlines a few years ago after he bragged about swimming in a gator-infested swamp, calling the dare "easy money," and joined then-House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, on Landry's $5,000-per-head annual alligator hunt.
The newest photos quickly took social media by storm and many reacted angrily toward Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle.
\u201cDear @DonaldJTrumpJr and @kimguilfoyle,\nYou are truly loathsome human beings.\u201d— Ken Olin (@Ken Olin) 1662865610
\u201cJust when we were hoping it couldn\u2019t get worse. These are vile sub humans.\u201d— Ana Is (@Ana Is) 1662965143
\u201cReferring to a thesaurus, what\u2019s worse than \u201cloathsome\u201d?\u201d— Simons Mom (@Simons Mom) 1662985883
\u201cGotta refer to a thesaurus for a word denoting worse than loathsome. Be right back\u2026hm\u2026vile,abhorrent, odious,abominable\u2026nope. No word captures the depth of their utter foulness. But not surprisingly their photos are there.\u201d— Simons Mom (@Simons Mom) 1662986174
\u201cLoathsome is too nice of a word. But I\u2019m glad they\u2019re together because two other people are spared from being involved with them.\u201d— Bill Pace (@Bill Pace) 1662949815
\u201cLooks like @DonaldJTrumpJr is at it again, this time a little closer to home & with his girlfriend, murdering #Wildlife seems to be these psychopaths' bloody enjoyment, reality, they're pathetic ruthless killers without a soul, enough #SaveOurWildLife\u201d— marilyn best (@marilyn best) 1662961811
\u201cI see they are out on another killing spree. How lovely. \ud83e\udd14\u201d— Richard Treat (@Richard Treat) 1662936662
\u201cYou are indeed shameful and pathetic cowards !\u201d— Mr. Semi-Sweet (@Mr. Semi-Sweet) 1662941659
Trump Jr. has courted controversy for big-game hunting expeditions before.
In 2016, during their father's presidential campaign, Trump Jr. and his brother Eric were heavily criticized after pictures emerged of the animals they’d killed on safari.
The two men posed for photos with a slain civet as well as an elephant and a leopard that they had killed.
In 2019, Trump Jr. made headlines again, this time for traveling to Western Mongolia and shooting and killing an argali, an animal that has the distinction of being the largest sheep in the world—while also holding a place on the endangered species list.
Trump Jr.'s trip to Mongolia racked up $76,859.36 in Secret Service fees, which is $60,000 more than the Trump administration had previously disclosed.
Earlier this year, news outlets reported that a Utah hunting guide would face felony charges for laying illegal bait for a bear that Trump Jr. shot in 2018.
The Salt Lake Tribunereported that hunting guide Wade Lemon was charged in Davis County in May, mere days before the statute of limitations expired. He faces a potential five-year prison sentence.