It’s like the KKK, only without the hoods: Echoing the racism and bigotry of his father, Donald Trump Jr. compares immigrants to dangerous animals.
In a deplorable and openly racist post to his Instagram account, Donald Trump Jr., son of President Trump, compared immigrants on the southern border to animals in a zoo. Trump Jr. shared the following on his Instagram account on Tuesday night:
You know why you can enjoy a day at the zoo?
Because walls work.
This is not the first time Trump Jr. has shared openly racist propaganda on social media. Previously the president’s son made headlines after sharing white nationalist propaganda comparing immigrants to a bowl of Skittles in which some of the candies were poison.
As for this most recent episode, in a pathetic attempt at damage control a spokesman for Trump Jr. said that the post comparing immigrants to zoo animals was “strictly about illustrating the danger and violence that comes with unsecured borders,” adding:
Anyone insinuating otherwise is simply attempting to create a phony controversy out of thin air to distract from Don’s point that walls equal safety.
Despite the claim that the outrage over the racist Instagam post was a “phony controversy,” the post has since been deleted and scrubbed from Trump Jr.’s account.
As one might imagine, Trump Jr. was quickly slammed on social media for his overt racism.
Emily Jane Fox of Vanity Fair wrote: “Immigrants as caged animals, from the First Son.”
Immigrants as caged animals, from the First Son pic.twitter.com/nsAJRASvnM
— Emily Jane Fox (@emilyjanefox) January 9, 2019
Seinfeld director Larry Charles tweeted that Trump’s oldest son is “so blinded by his own hubris that he can’t see that once @realDonaldTrump falls, he will be nothing but a convict serving time for treason, in a cage, behind a wall.”
— Larry Charles (@larrycharlesism) January 9, 2019
More criticism via Twitter:
.@DonaldJTrumpJr your zoo analogy is pure hateful idiocy. I’ll keep this very simple. Immigrants are human beings, not animals. If you don’t get this, there’s no point listening to anything you have to say on immigration
— maryb (@marybinprogress) January 9, 2019
Oh, like racism! https://t.co/zzQCpH8HHg
— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) January 9, 2019
The son of the President of the United States just compared immigrants seeking asylum to zoo animals.
Good night, America. pic.twitter.com/T7VBCuU36w
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) January 9, 2019
Donald Trump Jr.:
“You know why you can enjoy a day at the zoo? Because walls work.”
The last time I checked, Mexicans were not animals and you are still apparently a racist piece of crap.
Mueller is coming and I can’t wait!
A Human Being
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) January 9, 2019
Bottom line: Like his father, Donald Trump Jr. is a deplorable and a despicable racist who compares immigrants to dangerous animals in a zoo.