Mary Trump is among those to weigh in on the latest findings by the Jan. 6 commission. In particular, she blasted her cousin, Donald Trump Jr. for “cowardice.”
Yesterday evening, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) revealed some of the contents of messages that Donald Trump’s former Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, had turned over to the commission. It came before the panel voted to hold Meadows in contempt of Congress for not appearing before them to answer questions.
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Cheney revealed that numerous people, including Fox News pundits and Don Jr., sent texts to Meadows on Jan, 6th, 2021. They each implored him to convince the President to speak out against what was happening in the Capitol.
“He’s got to condemn this sh*t ASAP. The Capitol Police tweet is not enough,” Trump Jr. wrote in one message to Meadows.
Meadows responded, “I’m pushing it hard. I agree.”
When there was no sign of the President condemning the storming of the capitol, Trump Jr. messaged Meadows “again and again”, according to Cheney, saying, “We need an Oval office address. He has to lead now. It has gone too far and gotten out of hand.”
Liz Cheney reads texts from Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, Brian Kilmeade, and Donald Trump Jr. urging former President Trump to act while he sat around and did nothing for hours during the insurrection pic.twitter.com/jkk7KhxF0s
— Acyn (@Acyn) December 14, 2021
Many were surprised to hear that Trump Jr. was, firstly, acting as the voice of reason, and secondly, texting Meadows to pass on his thoughts on what his dad should do. Was he not texting his father himself?
Don Jr texting Meadows instead of his dad on January 6 raises a question … does he … does he have his dad’s phone number?
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 14, 2021
#LizCheney read #DonJr‘s frantic texts to #MarkMeadows, begging him to get Donald Sr. to condemn the treasonous January 6th riots. It made me realize…holy shit, maybe Don Jr doesn’t even have his dad’s phone number!
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) December 14, 2021
Don Jr. tried to lobby Mark Meadows to lobby his dad, because his dad wasn’t listening to him.
— Tristan Snell (@TristanSnell) December 14, 2021
Don Jr. is by no means the standard bearer for calm reasoning. Even he knew his father had gone too far
That he couldn’t sway his own dad at this crucial juncture says everything about Trump’s lack of respect for him, their tattered relationship, and DJT’s fiending for power https://t.co/gPu1XzuoHs
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) December 14, 2021
Among those to offer their opinion was Don Jr’s cousin, Mary Trump.
Asked by MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell why Don Jr. texted Meadows, Trump had a simple explanation.
“I wish that the answer you had given was the right one ― caller ID,” she joked. “But in this particular instance, it’s simply cowardice, because Donny knew that the message he was delivering was the message his father did not want to hear.”
She goes on to say she believes her uncle, the then-President, was “reveling” in the mayhem released in the capitol: “The only thing that disappointed him was that it didn’t work that day.”
She says she hopes more Republicans and others who were close to Trump are forced to testify, “because the evidence we’re getting now is gobsmacking.”
Asked what she thought her uncle’s reaction would be to hearing about the texts yesterday, she said he was likely to lash out, but to whom remained unclear because “his circle has become so incredibly small.”
Watch her comments below.
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Mary, the gay daughter of Donald Trump’s late, older brother Fred Trump Jr., made headlines last year with her memoir about President Trump, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.
She is a vocal critic of her uncle and not shy of calling out her cousins, also. Earlier this year she said that none of Donald Trump’s older siblings had the charisma to follow their father into politics or hope to become President. She singled out Eric Trump as a “moron.”
At the time of writing, Donald Trump Jr. has not issued any statement concerning yesterday’s revelations about his texts to Meadows.
no one can text trump because he doesn’t know how to read
Trump doesn’t take advice from anyone because he thinks he knows everything already
Most people do not have the capacity to realize the evil that others are capable of, and so they make jokes about it, because they MUST make jokes about it to divert their clear vision of what really-is.
All those texts and other January 6, 2021 documents, mirroring the scenes we witnessed in real time, are underscoring that this was an attempted coup by Don the Con and his rabid supporters. We have never had a president of the United States attempt to overturn a legitimate election or overthrow the US government, ever, so Congress, the courts and the Justice Department should deal as severely as possible with all of these traitors to prevent this from ever happening again.
And just as a counterfactual, had Barack Obama, who won TWICE by large popular and electoral vote margins, tried a coup if he’d lost to Romney, I don’t think there’s any doubt there’d be calls for him to be punished swiftly and as harshly as possible. Meanwhile, our media operate as if Don the Con’s repeated acts of treason are a he said-she said game. Even his moronic son apparently saw what was going on and urged him to get his goons to stop trying to overthrow the government!
TRY, CONVICT AND LOCK THAT CORRUPT MONSTER DON THE CON UP!
please I need this gift of them going down for 1/6/21 Happy new year everyone cross those toes
Is everyone here so full of hate that they can’t even give Don Jr. credit for doing the right thing at least ONCE in his life? I don’t like the guy and think he’s just a lesser apple fallen from the Trump tree, but it appears to be proven that he eventually made an attempt to do the right thing on 1/06. I’m not saying applaud him, but likewise, why condemn him for tweeting what he did? I’m shocked you people aren’t griping about the Covid-19 vaccine developed under his father’s tenure.
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One does not earn a gold star or a round of applause for doing the right thing. It should come natural. If Don Jr. wants kudos for being human for one afternoon let him ask his wife to scream about when they have alone time – in the dark, under covers, as he weeps uncontrollably.
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