Donald Trump Jr is totally losing it

Two weeks ago, Donald Trump Jr was forced to admit to Congress that he told Hope Hicks about his Trump Tower meeting with the Russian government during the campaign. He thus indirectly incriminated his father in the process. Since that time Junior has been – how shall we say this – losing it. His behavior on social media has become extreme, offensive, and in some instances downright bizarre. On Sunday night he may have sunk to a new low.

Donald Trump Jr made a post to his official verified Instagram account on Sunday which was so strange as to be nearly indescribable. He included this caption: “With friends like these… some good friends decided that while my birthday is not for 2 weeks that they would get me an early 40th birthday cake. And what birthday is complete without an Obama cake? I figured it was so good that I would have to share it with Ted.” He included this photo:

We’re pretty sure that’s a giant cookie and not a cake, as Junior claims, but this does take the cake. The fact that Ted Cruz is involved should have perhaps been a clue that this was going to be creepy. After all, Cruz had spent the day arguing about Star Wars with Mark Hamill. But the weird part here is that Cruz’s involvement may be the least creepy thing going on here. Is the cake supposed to be funny? Is that supposed to be a negative parody of Obama? Is the joke supposed to be that Donald Trump Jr is going to eat Obama? Did his Obama-supporting friends give him the cake in order to give him grief?

We confess to having no clue what’s going on here, and it’s probably best that way. But this is just the latest instance of Donald Trump Jr’s bizarre online behavior over the past two weeks. He liked an article on Twitter which claimed that pedophilia is not a crime. He retweeted a deranged rant about a pajama boy). Junior is totally losing it.

Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report