Donald Trump Jr. was widely mocked on social media after he suggested that the Democratic Party has become so extreme that former President John F. Kennedy would now be viewed as an “alt-right neo-Nazi terrorist.”
“The reality is, this is not your grandfather’s Democrat Party,” Trump Jr. said on Fox News while promoting his new book, “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us,” which was released Tuesday.
“If you look at their party platform, it is not for working class Americans. JFK would be an alt-right neo-Nazi terrorist according to them today.”
Trump Jr. asserted that the Republican party has transformed over the last few decades as well, arguing that the GOP is more willing to “fight back” with Trump in the White House.
“Now, for the first time in 50 years, Republicans are actually fighting back. They’re not just taking the loss because the mainstream media does the pile on,” he said. “They’re not just taking the loss because Hollywood and pop culture says you’re terrible people for clinging to your guns, your bible, your religion and all of those things. We’ve said hey, we have a fighter in the White House, we’re actually pushing back for the first time ever and making gains, which is incredible.”
Trump Jr. has faced charges of hypocrisy after he claimed on Fox News last week that if his name was Hunter Biden, he “could go abroad, make millions off my father’s presidency.” Critics noted that the Trump Organization has attracted business from foreign lobbyists since President Trump entered the White House.
His JFK remarks sparked widespread criticism and mockery on Twitter:
PS8/ If you like books whose promotional campaign violates the Hatch Act by using the Office of the President to enrich the president's family, TRIGGERED is the book of sixth-grade party jokes for you. If you like books that *reveal* crimes by POTUS, go with PROOF OF CONSPIRACY.
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) November 5, 2019
@DonaldJTrumpJr Yes, of course we would think JFK was a neo-Nazi terrorist. Because that's such a thing amongst us liberals. All we talk about is our severe hatred for JFK. You're a fool! https://t.co/M1uLkzqi5O
— Laura Enright (@laura_enright) November 5, 2019