Don Jr mixes up Austin and Texas at CPAC speech in Dallas, trolls say 'You really are dumb'
Don Jr said, 'Texas has always led the charge' at CPAC', appearing to forget the event was in Texas and went on to praise Austin for taking over
The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is back. No, you aren't misreading that. Just months after the last conference, the event is happening again, albeit in Dallas, Texas. One person who seemed to be confused was Donald Trump Jr, who mistook the venue for Austin in his speech on July 9. It was met by a less-than-warm reception before it quickly went viral on Twitter.
In February, the CPAC conference was held in Orlando, Florida. That conference was filled with plenty of controversies. On March 2, we reported how organizers lashed out at the Hyatt Hotel for designing a stage that looked awkwardly like a Nazi symbol. Then, a golden statue of Donald Trump was unveiled, leading to plenty of memes and trolling as attendees gathered in eagerness to view the creation. The whole thing ended with a speech by Trump, who controversially kissed the American flag as he arrived in typical late fashion.
The latest conference, in Dallas, has also been mired in controversy. White supremacist Nick Fuentes was booted off Twitter, just hours after tweeting "I’ll be getting physically removed from CPAC in Dallas on Saturday." To top it off, we also reported about a seven-point plan to reinstate Trump, which has been shared as a card to attendees. Now, a viral video of Don Jr has emerged, which has given social media users a bit to laugh.
'Texas was leading the charge'
Speaking to attendees, Don Jr said, "Texas has always led the charge," leading to a lot of cheers from the crowd. He then said, "Well till like about a couple of months ago, then Austin sort of took over. Like I don't know guys, Texas was leading the charge. You're still top 25." He then seemed to realize his mistake and fell silent for a few seconds. "Boy gotta work on that stuff, cause those people have lost their minds," he then said with a smile, but attendees weren't amused.
The crowd fell silent as Don Jr. attempted to recover before he turned to the side of the stage. He then asked "right?", but received no response. It is unclear what happens next, as the video ends there. Here's a video of the moment, that has now spread all over social media.
It is unclear if Don Jr thought Austin was not in Texas or if he confused Austin for Florida where the previous CPAC conference happened, or he may have been attempting to mock Texas, where Governor Greg Abbott has been facing an increasingly stiff challenge. The state is currently being slammed for its power crisis, which has once again left thousands suffering, this time from the heatwave. Whatever the reason, Don Jr's gaffe was well noticed and quickly took over Twitter.
'I thought Austin was in Texas, did they move?'
Daily Beast editor Molly Jong Fast tweeted the video with the caption, "Is Don Jr okay?" Another trolled, "Hey @DonaldJTrumpJr. You do know that you don’t have to snort all of the cocaine, right?" One person tweeted, "I can’t tell if @DonaldJTrumpJr thinks Austin is a state or Texas is a city."
Hey @DonaldJTrumpJr. You do know that you don’t have to snort all of the cocaine, right?— Hamish Mitchell (@H_MitchellPhoto) July 10, 2021
"I thought Austin was in Texas, did they move?" one user asked. Another asked, "So you're telling me Austin is the 51st state @DonaldJTrumpJr?" One troll insulted him saying , "Hey asswipe...austin is in [email protected] you really are that dumb."
I thought Austin was in Texas, did they move?https://t.co/wXMQakzdCt— Kodo (@KodoHappy) July 9, 2021
So you're telling me Austin is the 51st state @DonaldJTrumpJr ?— CJ10 🇨🇦 (@FacetiousCJ10) July 10, 2021
One person tweeted, "No need to take a straw poll I can confirm Watching Don Jr. speaking at CPAC is proof that cocaine addiction is a very real thing." Another joked, "For Don Jr., CPAC is clearly an acronym for: "Cocaine, Plenty A' Cocaine"."
No need to take a straw poll I can confirm Watching Don Jr. speaking at CPAC is proof that cocaine addiction is a very real thing.— Roadrunner (@BeeepBeeep33) July 10, 2021
For Don Jr., CPAC is clearly an acronym for:— Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) July 10, 2021
"Cocaine, Plenty A' Cocaine"
Walking into the hands of meme makers, Don Jr later talked about addition in the speech, "I totally understand addiction. It’s terrible. We all know people that have suffered from it," he told attendees, with the video clip being widely circulated as well.