If you’re familiar with the old adage, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” but need to see a modern day example in order to believe it, then look no further than Donald Trump Jr.
It’s certainly no secret at this point that his father has dug (and continues to dig) himself quite the hole, mainly because he struggles to keep his mouth shut, but it appears Trump Jr. has the same problem.
This week, we’ve learned that Junior held not just one, but two meetings with foreign governments during the election to try to potentially alter the outcome in his father’s favor. If there was ever a time for Junior to keep quite, say as little as possible, or better yet lay low altogether, this is it. However, luckily for us, he doesn’t seem to understand that.
Although Trump Junior is now firmly caught up in the middle of a criminal election rigging scandal, has wisely refrained from saying anything about his second treason meeting. However, he has instead decided that now is the time do just as his father has been doing: talking about Watergate.
After Fox News “Media Capitalist” Gina Gentry Loudon posted this tweet, Junior just couldn’t refrain from retweeting it: “Imagine for a moment that the media worked with the Nixon admin to cover up the Watergate break in? That’s what is happening now. The media is helping Obama, Clapper, Comey, Hillary, etc. cover up their illegal spying on @realDonaldTrump. Yes, this is WAY worse than Watergate!”
What Junior clearly missed here is that the Watergate break-in was an attempt at illegally acquiring information about a presidential election opponent. It isn’t all that surprising, really. But it is a little funny. Maybe one of these days he and his father will learn to think twice before (re)tweeting.