Donald Trump, Jr. took to social media Wednesday to hit back at Rep. Rashida Tlaib, the foul-mouthed Democrat from Michigan, reminding the newly elected socialist of recent efforts of his father, President Donald Trump, to help her state.
Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women to ever be elected to Congress in November, got her tenure as a Democratic congresswoman off to a grand start on her first day in office last week, calling the president a “motherf–ker.”
And Trump Jr. played up that angle as only a Trump can do in a meme he shared on Instagram, while linking to a January 2017 Fortune article on Ford Motor canceling a $1.6 billion Mexican plant and adding 700 jobs in Michigan.
“Hey Rashida, guess who just got Ford to ditch their plans for Mexico and send 700 jobs to your home state instead? THAT’S RIGHT, THIS MOTHER F’____!!!” read the caption, accompanied by a photo of President Trump.
As for saying of Trump, “We’re going to go in and impeach the motherf–ker,” Tlaib was unapologetic when speaking to TMZ, justifying the vulgar language by saying she is “passionate” about issues and “it got the best of me.”
She then played the victim card by reminding women that it’s “OK” to be themselves, even if that entails calling others a “motherf–ker.”
Tlaib had quite the first week on Capitol Hill, bouncing from one controversy to another, be it a “slight alteration” to Israel on a map in her office, to a close relationship with infamous anti-Semite Linda Sarsour, to being accused by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., of posting an anti-Semitic slur on social media.
The president’s eldest son took to Twitter to call CNN out for conveniently looking past the anti-Semitic slur during an interview with Tlaib.
“As @marcorubio and others pointed out, @RashidaTlaib started this tirade with an anti-Semitic slur. So weird that @CNN completely forgot to ask her about that. Almost like they’re running interference for her,” Trump Jr. tweeted.
As @marcorubio and others pointed out, @RashidaTlaib started this tirade with an anti-Semitic slur. So weird that @CNN completely forgot to ask her about that. Almost like they’re running interference for her. https://t.co/5M7GICbJ1C
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) 9 January 2019
With the cable network all but dedicating 24/7 coverage to destroying Trump, there’s little reason to doubt that they would run interference for an ally in this endeavor.
And make no mistake, Tlaib is no friend to Israel, openly endorsed a one-state solution in the Middle East and calling for reduced military aid to Israel.
“It has to be one state,” Tlaib told In These Times magazine. “Separate but equal does not work. I’m only 42 years old, but my teachers were of that generation that marched with Martin Luther King. This whole idea of a two-state solution, it doesn’t work.”