The idea of hands across the political aisle stammered Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday after spotting Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo) punching Joe Biden’s fist ahead of the president’s speech to Congress on Wednesday night.
Donald Trump’s eldest son ranted about the move before Biden delivered what Trump Jr. called a “radical socialist vision” for America (like a tax hike for the rich). He mistakenly claimed the punch came after Biden’s remarks, when in fact it happened as the president walked to the podium, so maybe Trump Jr. didn’t. not actually watched the speech he attacked.
He also criticized in a tweet that Cheney and the rest of the “GOP leadership” (meaning his father’s punch bag, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell) have apparently become so “Inclusive” that Democrats might be welcome.
CNN’s Chris Cillizza warned that the brief punch could launch a thousand negative ads against Cheney, though she was quick to criticize the policies Biden described as “bad for Wyoming and bad for America. “
Cheney was one of at least 20 people Biden hit his fist or elbow on his way to the podium. Senator Lindsey Graham (RS.C.) last November hit his fist and then Senator Kamala Harris (D-California).
But it was apparently too much for Trump Jr. to focus on the concept of politicians at odds and still civil – if not friendly – with each other.
Critics on Twitter were eager to go to Junior School.
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