Donald Trump Jr. is extremely upset that Americans are not taking to the streets to “riot” over the COVID-19 mandates. During a recent interview on Fox News, Don Jr. slammed people in the U.S. for setting “like sheep” for not adhering to right-wing conspiracy theories about the pandemic.
“You don’t hear about what’s going on as it relates to the riots in Europe on a daily basis now against the vaccine mandates, because our media wants to block that out,” Trump Jr. told Fox News host Dan Bongino. “You’re gonna make sure that you never hear about it because they don’t want you getting these kinds of ideas that freedom may actually still exist in some parts of the world.”
He added: They are pushing back. In America, they are sitting there like sheep. ”
Trump’s comments left a CNN panel stunned.
“I’m trying to figure this out,” anchor Jim Acosta told CNN analyst John Avlon and PBS’s Margaret Hoover. “Don Jr. is upset that there aren’t riots here in the United States over COVID vaccines? Hasn’t the Trump family had enough riots at this point?”
“Apparently not, not for their taste,” Avlon replied. “Speaking of Alex Jones’ level energy, Donald Trump Jr. seems certainly amped up about his latest conspiracy theory. And the invoking of sheeple is when you know it’s all gone really, really well. This has nothing to do with freedom. This conflation with public health with propaganda is a source of the lot of the sickness in our country, not just the persistence of the virus but the disinformation that gets fueled by people like Donald Trump Jr., who should probably find a real job at this point.”
The panel discussion then addressed the GOP outrage over Kamala Harris’ shopping trip at a Parisian cooking store. Avlon laughed, noting that they support a president who has an apartment like an Austin Powers villain.
Watch the segment below: