Saying offensive things seems to be a Trump family tradition.
CNN has uncovered recordings of Donald Trump Jr.’s interviews with radio shock jocks that show he didn’t fall far from the tree of his Republican presidential nominee father.
On the day in 2012 when a gunman killed a dozen people in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater, Trump Jr. appeared on satellite radio’s “Opie and Anthony.” The hosts played a recording of a witness describing the carnage, to which Trump Jr. exclaimed, “Overall, I give the movie two thumbs up!”
In January 2012, Trump Jr. accused President Barack Obama of being racist by labeling others racists:
“I mean, so many people, you know, they’re just worried about, you can’t say something bad about Obama, not because you actually have a strong stance against his platform, but because that makes you a racist. Like, that in itself is racism. Like, it’s so, you know, it’s so ridiculous and that’s what we’ve become, and he’s played that card very well. And by the way, if I was in his shoes I’d be playing that card too, because you can get away with it in this country and we allow it.”
The recordings, unearthed by Andrew Kaczynski’s new K-file team at CNN, may come as no surprise to those following Trump Jr.’s statements during his daddy’s campaign.
Most recently, Trump Jr. said women who can’t handle sexual harassment shouldn’t be in the workforce.
Other doozies include:
He compared Syrian refugees to Skittles candies in September.
He said in September that if Republicans had done to their own candidates what the Democratic National Committee did to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the media would be “warming up the gas chamber right now.”
He said in 2012 that he has always been for gay marriage, “because it just meant more women for me!”
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.