Donald Trump Jr. certainly knows how to trigger the left and he did just that Monday with a sarcastic comment about nuclear codes being kept at Mar-a-Lago.
Speaking at a campaign event for U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Trump Jr. was unloading on the FBI for the unprecedented raid on the home of a former president who also happens to be his father, when he suggested that it might be a good thing if Donald Trump had the U.S. nuclear codes stashed in his Florida property given the alternative, which is a frail, 79-year-old President Biden who appears to be suffering from very real cognitive decline.
“By the way, for the record, I’d say that if Donald Trump actually still had the nuclear codes, it’d probably be good,” he said. “Our enemies might actually be like, ‘ok, maybe let’s not mess with them,’ unlike when they look at Joe Biden and they say, ‘you know what, we should attack now.’”
The Recount billed the remark as “the latest Republican defense of Trump keeping classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.”
“If Donald Trump actually still had the nuclear codes, it’d probably be good.”
— Donald Trump Jr. with the latest Republican defense of Trump keeping classified documents at Mar-a-Lago pic.twitter.com/kAhNahMqFn
— The Recount (@therecount) August 22, 2022
The comment is a play on leaked information claiming the raid was related to the search for nuclear documents in the former president’s possession — Trump has called the allegation a “hoax.”
Turns out, this is not the first time Trump Jr. has said such a thing.
In a recent interview with conservative comedian Steven Crowder, the former president’s son said the country would be “better off” if Trump had the nuclear football.
“Honestly, maybe we’d be better off if Donald Trump still had the nuclear codes and the nuclear football because at least our enemies would actually fear us,” he said.
Trump Jr: “Honestly, maybe we’d be better off if Donald Trump still had the nuclear codes and the nuclear football” pic.twitter.com/GMup1vP6Jp
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) August 16, 2022
Trump Jr. also had some fun with the bizarre claim that Gaetz was the insider who was supposedly working with the FBI to help get the warrant approved to raid Mar-a-Lago — Gaetz’s opponent ran an ad suggesting the pro-Trump congressman may be an FBI informant.
Calling the allegation “truly one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard,” Trump Jr. quipped, “I heard that I was coming up here to yell at Matt because, apparently, he was the FBI informant.”
Of course, given the clear anti-Trump bias of the judge who signed the warrant, the bureau had all the help it needed.
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