Donald Trump Jr. referred to himself as a “builder” while celebrating the destruction of a George Floyd mural that was hit by lightning, but he didn’t even know that lightning can damage buildings.
Lightning struck the Floyd mural in Toledo, Ohio prior to it collapsing according to witnesses. The mural was created to memorialize Floyd after his murder by Minneapolis police last summer.
Of course, the destruction of the mural is being celebrated by racist right-wingers, including Trump Jr., who took to Instagram and Twitter to gloat and claim devine intervention all while demonstrating his ignorance about lightning and the structural damage it can cause.
“This will drive some people nuts but oh well,” Trump wrote. “I mean you have to wonder if someone, like a higher power, is telling us something here?!? Obviously what happened to George Floyd should never happen anywhere!!! That said, objectively speaking, given his history I’m not sure turning him into a deity and a role model for our children is exactly the right idea either. Also please don’t tell me they’re not trying to turn him into a role model/hero there’s statues of him going up all over the country etc. etc. The same lunatics who want to erase our founding fathers want statues of this man all over the place. Again, we can learn from a disastrous situation but the pendulum seems to always correct way too far these days.”
Quite hypocritical coming from the son of a man who wants airports, military bases, and ships named after him even though he’s no role model himself. After all, Trump incited an insurrection to overthrow democracy, cheated on his wife with porn stars, and is a tax cheat. And that’s on top of locking kids in cages and committing over 623,000 cases of negligent homicide by refusing to take the coronavirus seriously.
Don Jr. then made another mistake by continuing to type.
“I mean when was the last time you heard of a building being destroyed by lightning?” he asked. “A brick wall that’s not a conductor of electricity? This stuff really doesn’t happen that often.”
It’s almost like a higher power is telling us something.
When was the last time you heard of a brick building being destroyed by lightning? I am a builder and I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of it. https://t.co/6l1f2t9nd0
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 14, 2021
Twitter users mercilessly mocked him.
🤣 I know right?! Strap on a construction belt and put him in the middle of a building crew and they will laugh his a** right on out of there, pronto…
— Modern Cow💡🐄 (@moo_anon) July 14, 2021
You can always tell an adult knows what they’re talking about when they have to pretend an imaginary sky friend agrees with them. 🙄
— 𝚆𝚎𝚍𝚗𝚎𝚜𝚍𝚊𝚢 𝙻𝚎𝚎 𝙵𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚊𝚢 ⛈ (@WednesFri) July 14, 2021
@DonaldJTrumpJr “YOU’RE A BUILDER” ?????????????
YOU ARE NOT AN ARCHITECT
YOU ARE NOT A BUILDER / TENDER HANDS
YOU BUILD NOTHING BUT LINES ON THE PUBLIC TOILET TANK COVER
— Samantha Legere (@legere_samantha) July 14, 2021
Yea you know a lot about bricks, they’re just white instead of red
— Not today Satan (@Roq44) July 14, 2021
Narrator: Junior had never actually built anything. pic.twitter.com/CUEHNjD0V5
— Carolyn from Maryland (@carolyn_from) July 14, 2021
Buildings get struck by lightning all the time, Mr, “builder” crackhead.
Stupid people get struck a lot too. I’d duck if I were you.
— Matt Gaetz’ Liver 🍸 (@MattGaetzLiver) July 14, 2021
You’re a builder? That’s laughable! Lightning FAQ’s: When lightning strikes the house, it can fracture brick and stone. Lightning’s shock waves can blow out the glass, plaster walls and crack foundations. #moron pic.twitter.com/eOKZrBargS
— Debby Fabela (@deezsmommy) July 14, 2021
It should be pointed out that Trump’s Chicago hotel was simultaneously struck by three bolts of lightning just hours before he got his ass handed to him in a debate by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in 2020.
WHOA: “Three Simultaneous Lightning Strikes on the Trump Hotel Chicago at 2:14am on Thursday.” Thanks to @BarryButlerPhotography for sharing the incredible shot. pic.twitter.com/4r431yhikq
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) October 22, 2020
Biden would go on to win the election a month later. Lightning also struck the White House in 2018.
During a thunderstorm in #DC today, ##CNN photographer @abdallahcnn captured this great image of lightning striking the #WhiteHouse this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/xnKYTAt8Ti
— Matt Hoye (@mattyhoyeCNN) September 4, 2018
Seems that a higher power hates Trump more if we’re keeping score.
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