Donald Trump Jr. tells young Republicans that ‘turning the other cheek’ has got the GOP ‘nothing’ and urges supporters to ‘band together to take on major US institutions that have ceded ground to the Democrats’
- Donald Trump Jr., 43, told a Turning Point conference in Arizona that biblical teachings has gotten the Republican party ‘nothing’
- The former president’s son said conservatives had to take a more aggressive approach to compete with ‘cheating’ Democrats
- Newly-revealed texts indicate Trump Jr. was aware of the significance of the Capitol riots, despite later trying to downplay the insurrection
- Trump Jr. sent panicked texts to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, urging outgoing president Donald Trump to ‘condemn this sh*t’
Donald Trump Jr. told young Republicans attending a conference Sunday that biblical teachings have gotten the party nowhere after damning new texts revealed he was aware of the magnitude of the Capitol riots.
Speaking to a Turning Point audience in Arizona, the 43-year-old claimed conservatives have been playing T-ball for the past five decades as Democrats have been ‘cheating’ while playing hardball.
‘We’ve turned the other cheek and I understand the biblical reference, I understand the mentality,’ he said. ‘But it’s gotten us nothing.
‘It’s gotten us nothing while we’ve ceded ground in every major institution in our country.’
He put out a rally cry to ‘band together…. (to) take on these institutions.’
‘We are the front line of freedom,’ he said to a cheering crowd. ‘We are the front line of liberty.
‘If we band together, we can take on these institutions, but we’ve got to do it together. If we get together, they cannot cancel us all.’
Meanwhile, a House Committee revealed last week that Trump Jr. sent panicked texts to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, urging outgoing president Donald Trump to ‘condemn this sh*t’ as rioters stormed the Capitol January 6.
Donald Trump Jr. told young Republicans that biblical teachings have gotten the party nowhere after damning new texts revealed he was aware of the magnitude of the Capitol riots
The exchange indicated Trump Jr. knew the riots were ‘out of hand’, despite downplaying them publicly during the months following the insurrection.
Rep. Liz Cheney, the House Select Committee’s vice chair, on December 13 read a number of text messages from Trump Jr. and others that ‘leave no doubt that the White House knew exactly what was happening here at the Capitol.’
‘[President Trump] has got to condemn this sh*t ASAP. The Capitol police tweet is not enough,’ Don Jr. texted Meadows.
Meadows replied to the president’s son: ‘I’m pushing it hard, I agree.’
‘Donald Trump Jr. texted again and again urging action by the president, “We need an Oval Office address. He needs to lead now. It has gone too far and gotten out of hand,”‘ Cheney told the committee on December 13.
Newly-reveal texts reveal that Trump Jr. was aware of the severity of the January 6 Capitol riots. He sent panicked texts to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, urging outgoing president Donald Trump to ‘condemn this sh*t’ as rioters stormed the Capitol
Trump Jr. publicly downplayed the riots but struck a different tone in frantic messages to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows
Former president Donald Trump
His comments on the Bible riled up critics on social media, who called Trump Jr. out on undermining the book’s peaceful teachings.
‘So Donald Trump Jr. wants the MAGA to follow the blood thirsty part of the Bible?’ tweeted @NostraSkepticMe.
Another user called the Trump family out on the scandals it faced during the 45th president’s administration, including Trump’s failed marriages, treatment of migrant children, and inaction on school shootings.
It’s hardly the first time Trump Jr. has called on his followers to take a hard-fisted approach to politics.
Months after Trump fanatics stormed the capital after his family falsely claimed the 2020 election had been rigged, he slammed fellow Republicans for their willingness to ‘lose gracefully.’
‘There’s no natural pushback,’ Trump Jr. told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. ‘The Republicans aren’t willing to do it. They have shown that over the decades.
‘They’d just rather lose gracefully, I guess. That’s not really a plan that I would go with, but it’s what they’ve done.’
Some Twitter users called Trump Jr. out on his latest comments, with one referencing the scandals his family faced during the 45th president’s administration, including Trump’s failed marriages, treatment of migrant children, and inaction on school shootings.