In an apparent slip-up, Donald Trump Jr. referred to his father as a “mortician” on Twitter while making fun of Ron DeSantis’s buggy 2024 presidential campaign.
The eldest son of former president Donald Trump made fun of Mr. DeSantis for having a problematic Twitter Spaces campaign launch that was plagued by technological difficulties.
He mimicked his father’s description of it as a “DeSaster” and presented an audio clip of what he claimed was “8 minutes of silence” during Mr. DeSantis’s campaign kickoff.
“It was a hashtag disaster. It took a long time for Elon Musk to barely figure out how and what was going on. It took two charismatic billionaires like Elon Musk and David Sacks to carry DeSantis through this where he basically read an op-ed about what he is gonna do,” he said.
But in an effort to support his father’s campaign, he accidentally referred to Mr. Trump as an undertaker, a person whose duty it is to prepare corpses and plan funerals.
“Trump has the charisma of a mortician… And the energy that makes Jeb Bush look an Olympian,” he said, referring to the doomed 2016 Republican campaign of Jeb Bush, son of former president George HW Bush.
Without acknowledging his fault, Donald Trump Jr. continued his tirade.
He continued by making fun of Florida’s governor and asserting that the “failed” launch was a sign of future failures. He claimed that Mr. DeSantis would regret opposing his father.
His embarrassing video went viral, garnering over a million views and setting off a trolling frenzy.
“Someone needs to tell him he got it all wrong if he’s trying to hype his father,” a Twitter user said.
Another user Allene Lewis quipped: “This is rich! For the first time in Donny He’s life he spoke truth about daddy.
“It was that extra bump that Jr did right before recording this,” one said.
Junior goes on a rant that is supposed to be about Desantis, but he misreads his script:
“Trump has the personality of a mortician, and the energy that makes Jeb Bush look an Olympian.” pic.twitter.com/iOdUbTQLyS
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) May 25, 2023