Donald Trump Jr.’s reaction to Paul Pelosi’s attack shows exactly how low we have sunk
Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
Published 11:11 AM EDT, Mon October 31, 2022
Donald Trump, Jr. looks on upon arrival at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on July 12, 2019.Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty ImagesCNN —
The attack on Paul Pelosi was terrifying. A man broke into the house of the 82-year-old husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the middle of the night and hit him with a hammer. Paul Pelosi suffered a fractured skull among other injuries. The intruder shouted, “where’s Nancy?”
Donald Trump Jr. appears to thinks it’s funny.
Late Sunday night, Trump Jr. shared an image on social media of a hammer and a pair of underwear with the words “Got my Paul Pelosi Halloween costume ready.” Trump Jr. wrote: “The Internet remains undefeated.” (Sidebar: I’m not going to share a link to Trump Jr.’s post. You can find it on the internet if you so choose.)
this is championed by people in positions of power. It normalizes aberrant behavior by making light of it. And the result is that such incidents become more and more likely in the future.