Trump Jr calls Joe Biden ‘empty suit with teleprompter’, Internet says ‘he thrashed your dad in a live debate’

Trump Jr's comments come after Putin challenges Biden to a live open discussion, the president is yet to respond


                            Trump Jr calls Joe Biden ‘empty suit with teleprompter’, Internet says ‘he thrashed your dad in a live debate’
Netizens troll Donald Trump Jr for mocking President Joe Biden mental health (Getty Images)

Donald Trump Jr found himself in the eye of a storm after an attempt at trolling President Biden that went wrong. Responding to Russian President Vladamir Putin's call for an "open, direct discussion", Don Jr tweeted that other nations "look at America’s weakness right now and are salivating". He also called Biden "an empty suit with a teleprompter" following Biden's latest gaffe.

Don Jr's tweet was meant to be a not-so-subtle attack on Biden's mental health after the President referred to VP Kamala Harris as "President Harris". However, many users on social media mocked him, while reminding him of the many gaffes of his father. 

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Since Biden became president, Don Jr has been quite active on social media, rallying support for this father while attacking the Democratic party repeatedly. He's been trolled before, but it seems like he may have just crossed a line here. Unlike his previous tweets, he did not find much support from conservatives this time around.

Donald Trump Jr with father and former President Donald Trump on February 23, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada (Getty Images)

 

'No leadership at the top'

In his tweet, Trump Jr said, "Putin just challenged Joe Biden to an unscripted live debate. The whole world knows that we have no leadership at the top just an empty suit with a teleprompter (and he can’t even get that right). They look at America’s weakness right now and are salivating." 



 

 

That tweet came after Putin told Russian state TV that "I want to propose to President Biden to continue our discussion, but on the condition that we do it basically live, as it’s called. Without any delays and directly in an open, direct discussion". He added, "We could do it tomorrow or Monday. We are ready at any time convenient for the American side.” The challenge came after Biden called Putin a "killer" in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos. The combative approach that Biden has to take is starkly different from that of Trump, who often referred to Putin as an ally. 

Twitter was quick to remind Don Jr of that fact, as well as Trump's many gaffes. Here's a look at some of the more light-hearted responses. 

Donald Trump Jr at a Make America Great Again rally on April 27, 2019, in Green Bay, Wisconsin (Getty Images)

 

'Remember when your dad didn't know what Yosemite was'

Social media users were not short of ammunition to troll Don Jr. Political commentator Brian Cohen tweeted, "Remember when your dad didn't know what Yosemite was because it was on a teleprompter?" NBC's Mehdi Hasan replied, "The world's leaders, at the UN, literally laughed at your father in the middle of his speech." Another asked, "What happened when the former guy met with him in Helsinki?" One user took a shot at the election result, saying, "So your dad got beat by an empty suit. Damn that’s embarrassing." Another tweeted, "And yet he thrashed your dad in a live debate."

"Rooting for Putin again? Might want to keep that on the DL now that we have a real Attorney General," another tweeted. That sentiment was echoed  by another user, who tweeted, "Speaking of salivating I understand there are a bunch of district attorney’s in that mode with you and your family in the crosshairs." One person said, "You Putin on quite a show here for your bosses in the Kremlin, Lil Don."



 

 



 

 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

Does Biden regret his remarks? According to Press Secretary Jen Psaki, "Nope. The president gave a direct answer to a direct question." However, it seems like relations between the US and Russia have worsened after the Russian ambassador was recalled. The Biden administration is yet to comment on what that means, or if Biden will reach out to Putin to smooth things over. 

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