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Don Jr.’s tweet about Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell completely backfires

Mary Trump labeled Donald Trump Jr. her “stupidest relative” on the “UnPresidented” podcast last September and today he absolutely proved her right. Again.

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Hours ago, the ex-president’s eldest son retweeted a comment from Chad Prather, the Blaze TV host currently running for Texas Governor, calling for anyone connected to Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell’s underage sex trafficking operation to be publicly named.

Related: Ghislaine Maxwell allegedly hired OnlyFans star Jacob Wohl for $25,000 last month

“If it was a list of conservatives it would all be public info, get 24/7 media coverage, the FBI would actually do, you know, their f-ing jobs, and people would rightfully be going to jail for a long time,” Don Jr. tweeted in response. “Instead we get sealed evidence, total silence, and inaction!!! Wonder why?”

Jr.’s own father maintained a close bromance with Epstein for decades. The two met in the late ’80s and were frequently photographed together, usually at social events with their arms around beautiful women.

In 2002, Trump famously called Epstein a “terrific guy” in an interview with New York magazine, saying, “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”

Related: Jeffrey Epstein’s chilling remarks about homosexuality before his death will make you cringe

When Maxwell was arrested in July 2020, Trump was asked about it while taking questions from the White House podium, to which he responded: “I just wish her well, frankly.”

Given all that, you’d think Don Jr., who is currently fighting a subpoena from New York Attorney General Letitia James seeking his testimony in the ongoing civil investigation into the Trump Organization, might want to sit this one out. But apparently not.

Now, the responses…

Ouch! Those were pretty brutal. Shall we go continue?

Last month, Maxwell was found guilty of child sex trafficking and other offences in connection with Epstein, who was found dead in his jail cell in August 2019. She now faces decades in prison, along with a second criminal trial for two charges of lying under oath about Epstein’s abuse of underage girls.

Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.