On Thursday, the president’s eldest son posted a tweet demanding that his pop “go to total war over this election to expose all of the fraud, cheating, dead/no longer in state voters, that has been going on for far too long.”
Like many of the tweets being posted by the president and brother Eric Trump these days, Twitter immediately tagged Donald Jr.’s post as potentially misleading.
The best thing for America’s future is for @realDonaldTrump to go to total war over this election to expose all of the fraud, cheating, dead/no longer in state voters, that has been going on for far too long.
It’s time to clean up this mess & stop looking like a banana republic!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 5, 2020
Judging from the snarky reactions among Twitter users, Donald Jr.’s tweet didn’t exactly inspire the reaction he intended.
Totally normal thing for someone confident in their own legitimate victory to say... https://t.co/rCF4OsOAZ2
— Chris York (@ChrisDYork) November 5, 2020
Son of President Banana Republic shows sudden interest in the rule of law. I love it! https://t.co/KoWBmmEIiO
— John Aravosis 🇺🇸🇬🇷🏳️🌈 (@aravosis) November 5, 2020
The only thing that looks like a banana republic is the son of the sitting U.S. President calling for “total war” over an election when votes are still being counted https://t.co/uR6r8SJ2zS
— Paul Szoldra (@PaulSzoldra) November 5, 2020
The lack of self-awareness, it is strong in this one. https://t.co/8xeoI0HxZq
— Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian) November 5, 2020
Failson openly attempting to incite a civil war, you love to see it https://t.co/diqUJ0mxDB
— Amy C🍩🍩pes (@coopesdetat) November 5, 2020
He tried to "expose" these things but they don't exist in any meaningful way so it didn't work. Just FYI. https://t.co/72yJkN3edA
— Philip Bump (@pbump) November 5, 2020
Unfortunately, no one on the GOP side of things —at least no one with any clout—has the fortitude to tell Don Jr. to get a grip. “Total war” is beyond reckless. And someone should try and shut it down. https://t.co/lA2rpK0XJQ
— Sam Stein (@samstein) November 5, 2020
Don jr —in Scarface cosplay mode — wants to “go to war”
Ok - Donnie - grab yr AK and go to any polling station you like
I’m sure you personally want to lead the physical fighting -
— John Cusack (@johncusack) November 5, 2020
Area hotelier calls for his business partner/dad to declare war on democratic process.https://t.co/65G7s1cNWO
— Zach Everson (@Z_Everson) November 5, 2020
But some people had questions ...
Should we start looking like the Gap instead? https://t.co/NDTwtqGfPh
— Lisa C❄️nley-Kendzior (@LNConley) November 5, 2020
Any bets on how long Kimberly Guilfoyle will stay with Don Jr.? 😂
— Devin Duke (@sirDukeDevin) November 5, 2020
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.