Donald Trump Jr. humiliated himself on Tuesday by attacking Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), only to have his attack backfire spectacularly.
Twitter has yet to boot Trump Jr. off the platform despite his own repeated violations of the rules against bullying, hate, and misinformation. And he used the platform again this week to target Swalwell, a member of the House Intelligence Committee.
You think China targeted Swalwell because he’s so “effective” or because they thought he was a moron?
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 11, 2022
The tweet refers to Chinese spy Christine Fang attempting to gain access to intelligence through Swalwell by approaching him romantically. The ploy, however, was foiled by FBI agents who warned Swalwell. Swalwell did not know that Fang was a spy at the time she approached him, nor did he find out until the FBI told him. He immediately broke contact with her and cooperated with law enforcement. National security was not breached. Despite the facts, conservatives continue to attack Swalwell even though he didn’t do anything wrong.
In response, Swalwell fired back by pointing out Trump Jr’s very real meeting with Russian agents at Trump Tower in the summer of 2016.
Why did Russia target you? Probably not for coke.
“If it’s what you say, I love it, especially later in the summer.” https://t.co/Gw2XX9MFA5
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) January 11, 2022
Indeed, Trump Jr. and other members of Donald Trump’s campaign, including Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner met with Kremlin-backed Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya about possible “dirt” on Hillary Clinton and assistance to win the presidency. As president, Trump invited Russian officials into the Oval Office, where he spilled highly classified intelligence. It is still suspected that Trump acted as Vladimir Putin’s puppet throughout his four years in office.
In contrast, Swalwell never provided any intelligence to the Chinese, wittingly or unwittingly.
The only moron in this spat is Trump Jr., who just reminded the country that he and his father are incompetent traitors to our nation.
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