Donald Trump Jr. posted a set of pictures to his Instagram account on Sunday showing off a new AR-15 rifle equipped with a magazine showing a picture of Hillary Clinton in prison.
“Nice day at the range. Rare Breed Firearms and Spikes Tactical adding a little extra awesome to my AR and that mag… 🔥,” Don Jr. said in his caption.
Unsurprisingly, liberals on Twitter freaked out and had to put their two cents in on the matter.
One blue checkmark user said, “I can’t wait til that treasonous little motherfucker Donald Trump Jr is in prison.”
Donald Trump Jr just posted a photo of himself holding an assault weapon with Hillary Clinton’s picture on the side of it.
I can’t wait til that treasonous little motherfucker Donald Trump Jr is in prison.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) January 6, 2020
Author and mainstream media commentator Ruth Ben-Ghiat called Don Jr., “a far right extremist and thug.”
Trump Jr is a far right extremist and thug. The medieval fetish, part of global right culture, goes from Italy’s League led by Salvini to Bolsonaro’s Brazil and is about defending white European “Christendom.” https://t.co/Mr5UYXzTC0
— Ruth Ben-Ghiat (@ruthbenghiat) January 6, 2020
Democratic strategist Peter Daou wrote, “These are loathsome people. Fake warriors. Weaklings. Cowards. In Lebanon, the real fighters I grew up with would have choice Arabic words to describe him.”
These are loathsome people.
Fake warriors. Weaklings. Cowards.
In Lebanon, the real fighters I grew up with would have choice Arabic words to describe him.https://t.co/EVKVcrijgD
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) January 6, 2020
Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah asked Trump Jr., “instead of showing off how you can kill animals or shoot at the range why not join US military so you can fight your dad’s war?”
Hey @DonaldJTrumpJr instead of showing off how you can kill animals or shoot at the range why not join US military so you can fight your dad’s war? We know why-wealthy children like you prefer to send the poor to die for them. https://t.co/QqfCmtn3EM
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) January 6, 2020
Right Wing Watch’s Jared Holt questioned Donald Jr.’s sanity.
Is Donald Trump Jr doing OK? pic.twitter.com/ymsYUk6olm
— Jared Holt (@jaredlholt) January 6, 2020
A writer for the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post named Brian Klaas called the post, “So insane & appalling.”
In today’s totally normal news for a democracy, the president’s son—who a significant percentage of Republicans favor as his successor—posted photos of himself shooting a gun featuring an image of a crusader’s cross & his father’s former opponent in jail. So insane & appalling. pic.twitter.com/zYvHnOZL6Z
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) January 6, 2020
Akil N. Awan, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy, compared the Crusader imagery on the rifle to “propaganda used by Far-Right terrorists.”
Don Jr posted photos of himself brandishing a modified assault rifle with CRUSADER etched on it, lower receiver modelled after a medieval Crusader hemet & mag printed with Hillary’s face.
Crusader imagery on weapons & propaganda has been used by Far-Right terrorists since Breivik pic.twitter.com/hLdgUAL7au
— Akil N Awan (@Akil_N_Awan) January 6, 2020
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) January 6, 2020
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 pic.twitter.com/dcCB9VW0eC
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) January 6, 2020
— Owen Mulvaney (@OwenMulvaney3) January 6, 2020
— Fishin’ Bill (@billfishon) January 6, 2020
Fight through the bone spurs pic.twitter.com/hjMuiKzuc2
— Mike lillibridge (@LillibridgeMike) January 6, 2020
— CromZombi (@CromZombi) January 6, 2020
One Twitter user photoshopped a massive black dildo into Trump Jr.’s hands.
Donald Trump Jr shows off the present he got his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle – for their 1st anniversary together. pic.twitter.com/WCbk0Y4DwX
— Paul Lidicul (@PaulLidicul) January 6, 2020