Just how far off the rails has Donald Trump Jr been going lately, now that his father is in real danger of losing the election, and the entire family is in danger of going to prison? Trump Junior’s Republican National Convention speech was such a jacked up mess, it had online observers debating whether he was high on drugs or having a mental breakdown. Now he seems intent on proving it wasn’t just a one-off freak out.
In a remark that sounds straight out of the Onion, but instead took place in a TV interview documented by Forbes, Donald Trump Jr is trying to defend the Kenosha double-murderer by saying that “We all do stupid things at 17.”
Wait a minute, what? This kid took an assault weapon and mowed down two innocent people. Don Junior wants us to believe that this is normal behavior for seventeen year olds? Does he think we all murdered multiple people while in high school, as if it’s normal? Does this mean Donald Trump Jr has murdered people too?
This isn’t funny of course, and that’s the problem. Trump Junior seems to be so dangerously deep into mental illness, he no longer understands that murder is wrong. Is he aiming for an insanity defense for when he’s inevitably arrested and put on criminal trial after his father loses? Or is he truly this far gone?
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report