Don Jr. shows off custom assault rifle with white supremacist imagery and image of Hillary Clinton

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The same day his father spent fanning a potentially explosive flame with Iran, Donald Trump Jr. thought it a good idea to post a photo of himself smiling on Instagram while holding a custom AR-15 rifle with an image of Hillary Clinton behind bars and a “Crusader” cross Sunday. The latter is a symbol of “Christian religious war against Islam reportedly now used by white supremacists,” according to the New Civil Rights Movement, a website advocating for underrepresented minorities—a cause not exactly near and dear to the current administration’s heart.

“Nice day at the range,” Trump Jr. instead, captioned with his post. “@rarebreedfirearms and @spikes_tactical adding a little extra awesome to my AR and that mag…🔥🤣🔥🤣🔥” The businessman and eldest of the president’s children sent the image two days after his father authorized an airstrike killing Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani Friday and triggering fear of retaliation against American troops and diplomats in the Middle East.

Merely calling Trump Jr.’s post insensitive hardly gets across the severity of the situation. Jared Yates Sexton, an author and political analyst, used more certain terms to describe Trump Jr.’s recent social media imagery on Twitter Monday. “All right. Let’s talk about Donald Trump, Jr. posing with a gun adorned with crusader iconography as America teeters on the brink of a religious war, why the imprisoned Hillary Clinton image plays into apocalyptic white identity Christianity, and how this country got so screwed up,” Sexton tweeted.

Kelsey Atherton, a military tech blogger at C4ISRNET, gave his own take on the concept in a tweet Monday: “In light of Don Jr.’s ‘my divorce is going fine, thank you’ assault rifle, time to dust off this history of Tacticool that I co-wrote with @iboudreau for @waypoint back in March 2018.” “We are living in the age of tacticool, and the AR-15 pattern rifle is the weapon of the age,” Atherton and cowriter Ian Boudreau wrote in the piece. It’s unfortunate that while people like Trump Jr. are quick to boast about big guns and casually make light of death, the thousands of people who die as a result of gun violence each year in this country seldom attract a blink of their gun-enamored eyes. American troops, apparently, get the same lack of consideration.

 

 

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William Stefens
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William Stefens

Just another racist idiot who feels he needs a gun to look macho, when instead he proves once again how the rotten apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Wonder if anyone is brave enough to tell him that instead of looking macho, he looks like a pathetic and idiotic D$@#&bag.

Le Borgne
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Le Borgne

What a dweeb! Or is he a weamer? One (I can’t remember which) farts in the bathtub and bites the bubbles. The other spends his summer going around and smelling girls bicycle seats.

What a treasure he is; Kind of a sunken treasure.

Rutokin
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Rutokin

You are right, he’s a major douchebag. He is so pathetically morally bankrupt that he and his pea brained brother have to go out and kill endangered species to prove what asholes they really are. I bet if you got one of these idjuts alone they would fold like a cheap suit, cry and whimper like scolded baby. The best of them dribbled down their mothers crack to the bed sheets

Elli
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Elli

This punk is a nutjob just like his old man. Talk big but nothing else behind it.

John Johnson
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John Johnson

He is just an ASSHOLE!
Case closed.

David Bishop
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David Bishop

May this racist rot in hell.

J.M.
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J.M.

White supremacist terrorist of animals, vile heathen, burn in hell!

Allan
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Allan

Love the way the Clintons are still getting free rent in the tRump heads.

Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

He’s a little punk Bi*ch that is a real life idiot. Karma will love him and he deserves it.