Why was he attacked? Because he was right!
Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, shared a tweet about California Sen. Kamala Harris and the Twitter mob pounced.
They accused Trump Jr. of birtherism, the idea that someone was born outside of The United States and thus ineligible to be president.
But that is not what Trump Jr. did and, in fact, the only thing he did was retweet the tweet and that ask if it was true.
— Ali Alexander (@ali) June 28, 2019
“Kamala Harris is implying she is descended from American Black Slaves,” Ali Alexander said in a tweet. “She’s not. She comes from Jamaican Slave Owners. That’s fine. She’s not an American Black. Period.”
That tweet is factual. It is not some right wing conspiracy theory, it was confirmed by her own father in an op ed.
“Is this true? Wow,” Trump Jr. tweeted, then deleted as he likely knew what a fire storm of utter nonsense the tweet would cause.
“Don’s tweet was simply him asking if it was true that Kamala Harris was half-Indian because it’s not something he had ever heard before,” his spokesman Andy Surabian said.
“And once he saw that folks were misconstruing the intent of his tweet, he quickly deleted it,” he said in a statement to The New York Times.
“The facts are these: Ms. Harris, a first-term senator from California and a former prosecutor, is the biracial daughter of a Jamaican father and Indian mother,” The New York Times said.
“She has faced repeated questions about her race throughout her career, but has at times resisted being put into one category or another.
“In an interview with The Washington Post this year, Ms. Harris called herself ‘an American,’ defying calls at various points for her to choose,” it said.
“My point was: I am who I am,” she said. “I’m good with it. You might need to figure it out, but I’m fine with it.”
“Growing up, my sister and I had to deal with the neighbor who told us her parents couldn’t play with us because she — because we were black,” she said.
Then what is the issue? She is precisely what the tweet said she is. How is this an attack on her or anyone else?
It is not. But anything and everything is going to be weaponized by the desperate Democrats to attack the Trump family.
Src: The Federalist Papers