Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump‘s namesake has landed in the social media penalty box for reminding everyone of Chris Rock, and not in a good way. Donald Trump Jr. (please don’t cal him “Little Donald”) meant to praise young black activist CJ Pearson, who has endorsed Trump Senior just months after renouncing the GOP because it “turned a blind eye to racial discrimination.”
Here’s how Trump chose to do it, though:
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 27, 2016
That “compliment” earned him a blizzard of criticism on Twitter, some of which Raw Story has collected:
— Doc Damian Hopkins (@SupermanHopkins) July 27, 2016
@DonaldJTrumpJr When it’s an endorsement: Oh, how articulate and smart!
When it’s a criticism: Thug!
— Blobert Ironside (@blobert) July 27, 2016
@DonaldJTrumpJr articulate? this is how you poll 0% with black voters
— Julius Swerving (@jewelsbeats) July 27, 2016
The condescending compliment was made famous by Chris Rock in his legendary 1996 concert film “Bring the Pain.”
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